Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thanks to Hurricane Ike

As you know Hurricane Ike brought us tons of rain. I was beginning to think that it was never going to quit. All of the rain brought high water on beautiful fields and roads making it impassable. The water down here by my house went over last Sunday (14th) and went off the road early on Thursday (18th). The water went over the road in Blackwater on Tuesday (16th) and was off by late Wednesday (17th). While the water was over the road in Blackwater it made it very long for me to get to work. I had to go out through Lamine and hit interstate and come in that way. Blackwater school was actually out of school for 2 days.....I bet they were loving that.

This is the water going over the road in Blackwater. Before the water will even go over the road both fields to left and right of the highway have to be covered in water. This was taken about noon on the 16th. If you look closely you can still see the yellow line. As you can tell the current is coming right on across.
This is one of the fields after the water went down. What one day was a beautiful field a beans is now a dark, nasty, STINKY, mess. God Bless Farmers!!

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