Rainy days and Sundays always get me down when I can not garden!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Flash Flood Warning!

Flash flood- A rapid rise of water in low lying area that occurs within 2 hours, but less then 6, after a triggering event (natural or man-made).

We have lived here for about 8 years.  In that time we have been through several very bad storms and at least 2 hurricanes.  We never saw the creek rise as quickly or as far in as it did.  

(Click on the images for a better look)

"The Bend at Little Crum Creek"

Notice where the greenhouse sits.

The bench is actually back off the creek and 3+ feet higher up.

During the flash flood.

You can just see the greenhouse on the left.

We never had the creek reach the bench before.  We had to run down and move it!

The tree trunk that had fallen across the creek last week washed away.

It is amazing to watch this timid creek  become so fierce. 

Breached at several locations.

Baby ducks waiting out the storm.  (They can not fly yet).  I was worried they would get swept away. 

In areas where the creek is only several inches, with embankments of 5+ feet, you can see how the creek rose up and over.

I just planted that Japanese Maple.