While I was in Chicago earlier this month, my dear little Squaw Creek
filled overflowed with water.
It didn’t quite make it up to our house, but it flooded almost .4 mile of gravel road from the highway to our lane, and even went over the highway for the first time in history. Of course, I have no photos because I had both cameras with me in Chicago, and hubby was stuck at home, driving 4 miles “around the block” to get to his turkey buildings. Thank goodness we built those on high ground!
And then, Squaw Creek continued to flow southward, where it caused even more damage. Click on the link below to see photos of what it did to Ames.Photos: Aerial Tour Of Ames Flooding - Photos - KCCI Des Moines
55,000 people without power and electricity. Several feet of water in the university’s Hilton Coliseum (the volleyball team is playing at the high school this season!) At least 3 long time businesses closing after water damage.
And this is the 2nd 100 year flood since we moved to Squaw Creek in 2008. Crazy.