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.|