Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How High's the Water, Mama?

Fox River, Waukesha, WI

We had a lot of rain in Southeastern Wisconsin last week.  Rain on our already saturated ground meant flooding in some areas.  The Fox River swelled, swallowing up the scenic walkways on its banks.
60th and Mill Road, Milwaukee, WI.
The interior of my 2001 Mustang.  A total loss.

I was lucky to only lose a car.  Many people lost family heirlooms and some even lost their houses.  Sewerage backups into homes meant that much of what got wet was not at all salvageable - it became a health risk.
Plenty of company in the deep water.
To put it all into perspective, one young man lost his life when his car was swept from the road and into a fast-moving creek.  The whole thing was a damn shame.
mbj

8 comments:

And Miles To Go... said...

oh my...so sorry to hear about this.

Stan said...

What a tragic mess. Nature just doesn't pay any heed to where people decide to live.

Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

Whao..that's a really nasty flood. sorry to hear about the lost of your car.

sarah said...

Wow that is a lot of water. I hope you and your family are ok.

LindsayDianne said...

Floods really scare me, I don't know.. We've never had a real flood in my lifetime.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Sorry to hear about your car and the devastation in your area.

Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

BK said...

It seemed like flooding everywhere. Over here in Singapore, it was raining heavily for a few days 1-2 weeks ago and a lot of flash floods too. Just glad that people are alright.

GrammyMouseTails said...

Sorry about your car... yes we have had enough rain in S.E. WI this summer! the skeeters & other buggers are out in force because of it too. I feel sorry for the families that lost home & loved ones. I doubt very much any govt. moneys will be given to replace any homes, I never heard of it in the past... we always lose lots of trees and with the house built into the side of a hill, water sure likes to find a way in under normal circumstances! Good luck to you from a fellow Cheeselander... Faythe @GMT