River Broke 10 Days Early
Once again the war sirens went off. They sure did scare me the first time they went off as I did not know what they were and, well, they are the same sirens you hear in war movies when bombers are coming in. This time I knew what they were for so I got dressed as fast as I could and headed to the river hoping to see it break up. Unfortunately it broke up sometime during the night and there was just the ice overflowing the banks to see.
I did posts two years ago when the river broke, and I could not help but notice the checkered sign did not make it this year, a berg kind of flattened it.
When I got to one of my student's home I could see that the yard had already started to flood.
And about an hour later the full height of the flooding was reached.
The water had not yet started to flood a home across the street.
I was standing right in front of the planter box for that picture and when I went back about an hour later I could not get close to where I had been standing.
The main road in town was flooded and all road access to the homes on the other side of that water can not get out right now as the only other road to that area is also flooded.
Our walking path is now a river.
This is our baseball diamond field.
Here's a tree that river tore from the ground by it roots.
If you look closer you can see the movement of the ice scraped quite a bit of the bark right off the tree, amazing power in the river breaking.
The river usually doesn't break until May sometime, nor does the snow melt. Everything is really early this year.