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The clouds in the sky have looked like this all through the month of May.  Over ten inches of rain here, more north of us, and so we now have the worst flooding I have seen since 1990. 


   This gate blocks  an entrance into a flooded park at a nearby lake.  (to give you an idea- we had reservations to camp and our spot is currently 30 feet under water) 


Boat ramp on the Little River.  
Those two vent pipes sticking up are on  
top of a bathroom. 
Photo by my son, Michael.  


This cute little guy was up on dry land and happily munching on an acorn..or sniffing it..hard to tell. He seemed oblivious to all the flooding.   At this lake I saw lots of animals moving..crossing the road, scampering here and there through the bushes.  They are displaced from their normal habitat in the river bottoms & wooded areas that are now under water.   Videos on facebook & the news have shown deer, wild hogs and cattle trying to fight the water and get up to higher & drier land.

I think the Army Corps of Engineers  has done an excellent job of keeping the many lake dams closed or opened, as the case may be, to keep the flooding down as much as possible on the Red River.  But it has been devastating.  I can't even imagine how many homes & businesses have been flooded out, and all the farmers who have lost their crops and livestock.

My prayers go out to those who are suffering losses, and to one family in particular who are searching for their son who disappeared in the flood waters last week.   

34 comments:

  1. i'm sorry it has affected your area, too. we're fine, but part of our county is flooding even days after the rainfall stopped because the trinity river is still flowing out to its branches. i saw horses up on driveway rises and up next to a home yesterday because the rest of the property was underwater. i think about the homes and possessions and livestock, too.

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  2. 30-feet under water! I think I'd start looking for another spot. :-)

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  3. It has been a mess. Many were blessed, many were flooded. Water is so powerful!

    Glad you are on high ground.

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  4. Awesome pictures. I am glad you are all safe. I hope this is over, now.

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  5. We've had such sorrow here in Texas with so many losing their lives, their families, homes....everything. One young man survived the waters that washed his wife and 2 little children away...they've not been found.
    We had so much rain out here, it ended our many year drought in West Texas but the horror of the places that flooded has broken our hearts.
    I hope your rains are over for awhile.

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  6. Sorry to hear about the flooding! That's certainly a lot of water. Wow! The cloud formation is very impressive!

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  7. Nice cloud pic. Sorry for the flooding in your area. Where I live we're way below average on rainfall. Too bad things couldn't be evened out a bit.

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  8. You have had a lot of water that's for sure.!!!

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  9. So tragic for so many. My heart and prayers go out to them. Georgia had a record breaking amount of rain in May also, but not nearly as much flooding.

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  10. 10 in of rain? We only get an average of 12 in per year. Send some rain here. We're very dry.

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  11. Beautiful cloud formations, but I hope that the rain moderates soon. Keeping everyone in my heart and thoughts.

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  12. The towering clouds look beautiful,but all that rain is certainly causing great trouble and destruction.

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  13. Oh my, Terri! I'm sorry to see you have so much flooding in your area. Glad to know you are safe. I hope the water goes down soon.

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  14. It has been so enjoyable to have some sunshine this week, after all the rains and flooding in South Central Texas. There have been some awful tragedies and folks who need to rebuild their lives, so very sad. I think we are getting back to normal now. 30 feet of water at your camp site.....sure glad you weren't there!

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  15. I understand all about his weather. In Texas so much rain and storms, and destruction.

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  16. Wow! Cannot believe you have received that much rain!

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  17. All the flooding has been just horrible. They had a big cattle drive through the town my daughter lives in, to get them to higher ground. I feel so bad for the people having to deal with it. We were shocked we weren't hit worse, since we are flood prone.

    That photo of the vent pipes pretty much says it all!

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  18. Good thing you weren't in that campground when the water came!
    Impressive clouds photo.

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  19. Oh so sorry to hear of all this flooding in your area and special prayers for the family that have the missing son. Hope your area returns to normal very soon.

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  20. So much water to deal with, it is so sad when California is so short of water. I feel; sorry for the animals:(

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  21. Oh that poor family. Heartbreaking...Here our lakes our below normal and I've been thankful for every single raindrop we have had. Stay safe!
    Blessings, Aimee

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  22. Too much rain at one time, and here down south in Dunedin NZ, 175mm in a 24 hour period. I think of those who have lost so much, homes, livestock, and family members over your way. Nothing compensates for all that.

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  23. Terri, I hope the rain has stopped now. And the flood water can recede. My prayers go out to those families who have lost so much! I hope you stay safe!

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  24. How difficult. Strangely enough, I was just remarking how our water level is a bit low this year. I think our spring is drier than usual. You'd probably like us to have some of your rainfall.

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  25. Yes, Texas has practically floated away this past month. It's been dry and sunny for the past couple of days so I'm hoping you're having the same experience. I'm planning on traveling to the area where the most devastating flooding took place next week. I expect to see a lot of cleanup effort but I suppose everything is passable by now since I had no trouble making a hotel reservation at a variety of places.

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  26. CNN has done a great job of covering all the flooding, but no photo like the bathroom under water but the pipes. so many people lost their lives and thousands are homeless .. it is a horror. glad you are safe and dry and able to blog... i feel for the wildlife to, at natures mercy and no where to go... hope the sun dries all this water up soon .

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  27. Wow - that first shot is amazing.

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  28. We have been watching this devastation on the news and our hearts go out to all those affected. It is good to see you posting, I was thinking of you there. I can't even imagine how terrible this is and how it is all going to be cleaned up. I am especially heartbroken over the lost and the missing. The poor animals, too. Sending prayers.

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  29. that is one ominous looking thunderhead.

    it is sooo sad all the damage.

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  30. Sad to see all the destruction caused by the torrential and unrelenting downpours. It looks like you won't be going camping for awhile as well. Hope you and your family have been safe.

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  31. Wow. That is so sad to see. I hope the waters and rains have let off now.

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  32. Ohhhh Terri,
    Beautiful clouds, but terrible what they are doing to your home and the area you live!!
    So crazy how you are getting too much rain and California isn't getting any!!
    Thank goodness your campground didn't flood with ya'll there!!
    Awesome shot by your son of the squirrel!!

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  33. Sorry to hear the awful floods I hate hearing this. It hits all over the country. We had very bad floods here one year ago, and worst in the east (Somerset.) of England.
    The farmers and stock and oh that poor lady, prayers for all those poor people.

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