Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Flooding Update

In a previous post I wrote about the possibility of the Missouri River surpassing the levees at Atchison. This possibility is becoming more and more of a reality. The river is the highest I have ever seen it, and it is not far from reaching the street at the Riverfront Park. Governor Sam Brownback visited Atchison and Leavenworth today to check out flood preparations taking place in these two cities.

Piles of sandbags are appearing along the river and a concrete blockade has been set up to hold back the flood waters. We are still holding out hope the flood waters will not reach the crops Adam and his dad have planted in Missouri.

The view of the river looking south.

One pile of sandbags.

The concrete wall to hold back the flood waters.

A short video to display how rapidly the water is moving.

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