Turn Around, Don’t Drown

23 Dec

I know most of you have heard this slogan, well this is why. On Saturday we had 8 inches of slow, steady rain in 24 hours and many of the ditches, creeks, and small rivers overflowed their banks. And even though there were flood warnings out for several days beforehand, some people just chose to ignore the warnings.

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The person driving this vehicle was very fortunate. The water was washing across this road and it probably didn’t look too deep, but it only takes 6 inches of water to float a vehicle and cause the tires to lose contact with the road. And why were they lucky, this doesn’t look too bad? Well you can’t see from the picture, but there is a 5 foot deep ditch just on the other side of that fence.

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The rushing water moved the vehicle off of the road and the fence caught it, otherwise it would have toppled off into that 5 food deep ditch and would have been completely submerged. The people inside should thank their lucky stars that fence was there. So remember, Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

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Oh, I also discovered this out in our yard, a great big sinkhole! This appears to be right over the spot where the solid lines join into the field lines for the septic system. Just wonderful to discover 2 days before Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone!

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