Would who have thought that you could become stranded on an island in Columbus, Indiana? Well...it happened late last night. All roads were closed coming in & going out of Columbus. All were told to stay where you were, to keep from putting rescue workers in further danger.
Our city is surrounded by rivers, creeks & streams. This shows how quickly we can become gridlocked by rising waters.
Needless to say, church was cancelled today. There may have been a handful of people that could have ventured out, but it seemed more religious to stay in the safety of your home.
Jonathan, Karen & Monty finally found an open road about 4a.m. this morning & quickly made their way home to their sleeping children. Elaine had them all tucked into bed. I hear that they were all glad to see their Mommys & Daddys this morning!
another view off or Carr Hill Road
On a sad note, Gene Davis' brother lost his life last night in an accident. Angie's blog is linked to mine & you can read about it there. Our heart goes out to the Davis family.
Another man lost his life in the northern part of the county, trying to cross high water. I've heard that another person is missing.
Our local hospital is closed until further notice. All patients were safely evacuated & the equipment was shuttled to higher ground. Employees are not to report to work until further notice...so it looks like Karen may be on an unplanned vacation.
I did drive down our hill early this morning to see how far the river was out. Water was everywhere! I only went a short way, then parked & walked to take a few pictures. Carr Hill road was under water, just past Menards & Walmart. Quite a few people were out walking or biking to see the site.
So, how do you spend a Sunday afternoon, stranded at home? Normally I would be catching a little nap after having Sunday dinner. But I'm too keyed up & I don't think Bob will be getting his usual Sunday meal. I'm trying not to be glued to the local Internet sites, but can't help but check every once in a while to see what else has happened.
An IDIOT driving through the water behind Menards!
There are deep ponds on each side of the road
We are so thankful that our family is safe. Buildings can be repaired or replaced.
Please keep the Davis family in your prayer!