This is seriously scary everyone! The picture above is how the river in the little town Dan and I live near looked yesterday. The Black River is a good size river that flows into the Mississippi. Wednesday was a beautiful and sunny Autumn day but by late Wednesday evening we were being hit with a torrential downpour of rain.
As of late Thursday evening we had received over 7 inches of rain with 4.5 inches just overnight.
Area schools were being canceled and closed. Roads are out everywhere. Then last evening around 7:00 p.m. my very pregnant daughter called and said that she and her boyfriend were being told to evacuate their apartment. The whole area around where they live were being told to pack up and be out by 10:00 p.m.
OK, at that point I felt like hyperventilating. I seriously freaked out. She is due to deliver any time and now they are being evacuated. They decided to spend the night with her Boyfriend's brother and wife who live just outside of town. They are safe but things look bad for today.
The Black River rose from 38 ft. on Wednesday to 52 ft on Thursday at noon.
They are forecasting the river will crest at over 60 ft. today, the second highest level on record.
We had a terrible flood in 1993. We were on the National News for days. The whole downtown and 90 homes nearby were under water.
The little town my sister and husband live near ( Arcadia, Wis) is about 40 miles from us and they had major flooding yesterday.
People's homes are underwater. The National guard was called in. Our Governor has declared a State of Emergency for the county we live in and the one my sister lives in. Her home is outside of town and up high so they are safe.
Watch for us on the National news today.
It is really a scary situation.
I will try to keep you updated. I may not get around to visit everyone for awhile.