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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ohio River Flooding


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Posted for Watery Wednesday.

31 comments:

Carletta said...

THE FIRST IMAGE WAS TAKEN NEAR PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA THIS PAST SATURDAY. THE SECOND IMAGE WAS TAKEN ACROSS THE RIVER IN MARIETTA, OHIO. IN SOME PLACES SATURDAY NIGHT THE OHIO RIVER CRESTED SIX FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

Janice Thomson said...

I am most glad I do NOT live near that river no matter how beautiful it may be...

J Bar said...

Great post.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mimi said...

Gosh, that's some flood, I hope nobody was injured in it.
The "bike route" sign really brings it home how high it went, doesn't it?
great capture, Carletta!

eileeninmd said...

Amazing captures, Carletta. I am glad you were safe. Part sof maryland were also flooded.

Judy said...

Oh, my! That is some serious flooding! It looks great, but you have to think of all the lives it is affecting, and the farmlands and buildings that are being destroyed! Great photos, though...

Rose said...

I live near a river, but not where flooding is a danger....I cannot imagine living where it is a worry.

George said...

I guess there won't be many bikers along the bike route for a while. I hope no one is in danger because of the flooding.

Annelie said...

Great pictures of the water forces, thinking of the people in Japan!

Ann said...

Not a tsunami?

I grew up in Borneo, every Dec, it flood to our thighs. As kids, we thought it was fun, swan in the water until you see the dead animals floating.

chubskulit said...

YUp, the water did get so high.. We went to steubenville last weekend and we noticed it too.

Luna Miranda said...

flood is scary, it destroys everything in its path. these are stunning images.

msdewberry said...

Wow, the water is really high. We occasionally get flooding here, in the spring from the runoff of melting snow, combined with lots of rain. I guess time will tell for us!

Gine said...

Assez terrifiant quand même. Est-ce habituel ?

jeannette said...

Feel sorry for the people who live in the flooded areas!

DawnTreader said...

Too much of a good thing... ;)

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

Water can be a deadly foe! Hope this flood did not do too much damage.
Rosie

diane b said...

Floods there too. We have had enough of them. Hope you are not effected by them.

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

ohh, i am so sad for the owner of the house..scary water but great shots too..captured it in this situation.


my watery post is here

kaye said...

wow--that's a lot of water.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh gosh Carletta -- that is definitely a WATERY day! I'd kind of forgotten the closer bad weather news in being riveted to the reporting on Japan's tragedy. (I guess the news channels have forgotten it too.) so much frightening bad weather news.

Naturegirl said...

Oh dear please be carefull with all this flooding!!Great captures!

ladyfi said...

Oh goodness, that poor house!

Míriam Luiza said...

As imagens dizem tudo!

Kala said...

I had no idea the flooding was so bad there!

Mike b. said...

Horrible stuff. We just went through a bout of flooding here. It wasn't fun.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh my goodness- this took my breath. I have such great respect for water & all it can do. WOW

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I continue to hope that you are well and not personally affected by the floods -- and that, actually, nobody is!

Carletta, I have tried to e-mail you to answer a question you left on FT-L, but they keep bouncing back.

Can you send me a private e-mail? So that I don't clutter up your blog comments with something that is irrelevant to it?. Sallie at FullTime-Life dot com

Pietro said...

Nice and "dramatic" picture, which well describes the strength of water.

Anika said...

Whoa. Unbelievable. Hope all is well with you!

Annie said...

I come to this a bit late. I hope the waters are subsiding and recovery has started.

I found the flag waving from the cabin very moving. It was like a sign of hope.

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