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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:23 AM

Is it too late to build an ark???

If not, anyone got the plans for one...My situation today...We've had(I think) close to 8 inches of rain since Sunday, and we are scheduled to get another 3-5 today and tomorrow....

This is my neck of the woods and Aldridge Creek(which is on my way to work). You all that live in my area will appreciate this: The Tennessee river is right at the top this morning at the Whitesburg Bridge. There will be flooding there soon...TVA has all 49 dams at max capacity to alleviate flooding...Let's hope it works..some of my friends can't flush the toilets in their house and their tubs won't drain...Their septic fields are flooded and the tank can't drain. We've not had any problems with our system yet, and shouldn't, but you never know...

Aldridge Creek



About a mile from my house...








It's a nasty day....I don't even remember what the sun looks like...

Anyway, y'all have a great day!

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:28 AM

1. dang.

reminds me of visiting my mom in hendersonville last summer. the amount of rain was incredible. and she is up in the mountains, too.

i talked to her yesterday and she said they are getting tons of rain and even freezing rain. we were saying that it feels like the last few winters down south have been colder and much wetter.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:31 AM

2. At the beginning of the week, we had sleet, but fortunately, it's warm now. 40's-50's

There is a trough stuck right on top of us. The rain is supposed to be gone by Sunday, but then comes back next week. Before this system, we had 25 inches of rain since December 1st. This is probably the wettest in a long time...by the time it's all said and done, 10-12 inches of rain.

Interestingly, those pictures near my house...it's not as bad as it has been. Back in December 2015, the highway actually flooded there. First time in my life that they had to close the highway.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:53 AM

9. It could be worse. I heard once that 1 inch of rain becomes 10 inches of snow if the temp is low

enough. Do you remember 1986 (I think) when we had around 10 inches? The city was paralyzed for days.

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Response to docgeezer (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:20 PM

10. yes, 1985-that was ice and snow, wasn't it? I know we were out of school for a long time.

It was awful. I remember many ice storms back in the 80's. During that one, we had lost electricity and my Nanny took all the food out of the refrigerator and put it on the porch so it wouldn't ruin..We had a wood heater and she cooked on it and our grill...good times...lol

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:32 AM

3. One usually has to move to Seattle to see rain like that





Stay dry

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:34 AM

4. thanks!

We've had two months of rain in five days...lol

They cancelled school in my area today. I'm glad too...water, water everywhere...

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:49 AM

5. Doesn't....

...look much different in South Louisiana either. Mardi Gras kicks off tonight and of course, rain is expected. The Hercules Parade rolls around 6 so most parade goers will be dodging rain if they want to catch some throws. All the bayous are full and the ground is saturated but, down here.....that's damn near normal.

Best of luck though.

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:59 AM

6. Good luck with Mardi Gras! It'll be crazy

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:14 AM

7. The Mississippi River is getting pretty high

and promises to continue to rise with all the predicted rain upriver

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Response to oflguy (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:24 AM

8. yeah-it's not good.

I think the TN river is supposed to peak on Sunday. When I drove across the bridge this morning, the water was right at the top of the land. I think the last time it did this was back in the 90' or early 2000's.

It just came across that they are having to rescue people in Colbert county Alabama with rafts and humvees and it will only get worse until the rain stops.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:23 PM

11. Yep, rubber boots are the fashion around here now. LOL

No telling how many times I've been by where you took those pictures on hwy 36.



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Response to D26-15 (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:31 PM

12. hahaha! so true!

The state has done some work there on the hwy, but it is still may flood. The water is all over there. The people who live in the white house have been trying to sell for over a year...this is why they never will.. I haven't been down the Cotaco-Florette road yet. I imagine it's pretty bad.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:56 PM

13. I'll never forget one time when it was flooding there,

I was driving thru and came up on a big buck crossing the road there just before the bridge. When he saw me coming, he panicked, and did a flying leap into the floodwater on the other side... big splash.

I've never seen anything like that before or since.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:07 PM

14. Well they're not too happy

over in the UK either...







PS...anyway....sorry to see you guys are dealing with too much water.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 03:29 PM

16. Thanks....I just wish I could see the sun...

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 02:35 PM

15. We can't really flood here, I'm about 200 yards from the highest point in the county, but...

When the rain or melt is heavy enough literally every way out of my area floods, so I am essentially trapped on high ground. When Hurricane Ivan made it up here I was basically stuck at the house for a week,

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