Monday, May 3, 2010

Revenge of the Beavers!

Click on any picture to get the real view!

Dang and Drat! I went out to see the bridge and beaver dam Thursday before the great TN flood of 2010. It wasn't lookin good. Squished my way over there today to check again. Even worse.

Yeah, the bridge is listing even worse that this appears. It is also sitting about 18 off of the water level.

If you look closely in the center of the photo above, you can barely make out the edge of the ground on the other side... about a 24 inch drop to the bridge.

The over-grown rodents stole all of the mud and dirt supporting the bridge and used it to line their swimming pool!

I think the only way to deal with this is with dynamite and some beer. Will have to consult with Rick, the resident dam blower-upper.

Studly and I had to run errands this morning and ended up going past the area where some of those photos in the paper where taken. There is water everywhere water normally isn't!

Since we were whizzing by in the car, the pictures are very blurry, but here they are!

This is a dental office that had emptied it's office into the parking lot. They were hosing out mud!

The Sonic had lost all of its concrete parking lot. Just raw dirt (mud) was left.

The Country Auto lot was completely underwater, with cars floating in the lot. Even a yellow corvette didn't escape!

Need a carport?? It's for sale.

We drove past the Clayton lot where Studly used to work. It sits at the edge of a very large pond, except now you can't tell where the pond ends and the lot begins. According to the boss, there are at least 3 homes completely destroyed, as many as 10 damaged, and he was out there filling sand bags trying to keep the water out of the office. No way to tell when the water will recede.

The fairgrounds are completely underwater and many roads we drove past are closed. There are bridges out that leave residents pretty well stranded. I don't know how long it will take for the area to recover,

I know I may gripe, but really things are pretty good here. One of my fellow students has been flooded out of her house. She escaped with the clothes on her back and a pair of flip-flops. We are trying to organize some kind of collection to get her family some supplies and locate furniture.

Hope your days are dry and sunny!


barefoot gardener said...

This makes me so glad that I live up-stream from just about everything.... wow.

Celticspirit said...

That is scary! I'm glad you and your hubby are safe, except for the invasion of the Beaver monsters. Give them an eviction notice AKA shotgun!