Sunday, May 1, 2011

Turn Around...Don't Drown

This shows to power of flood waters. This was at the entrance to Claire's apartment building. Below is the Arkansas River at County Farm Road. As of mid morning Chenal Valley had recorded 6.45 inches of rain. More has been reported in some of the metro area. Much more rain is expected. One person drown early this morning in Falukner and dozens of Vilonia residents had to be evacuated. This follows the almost total distruction of their community by a tornado earlier in the week. In the past week there have been at least 14 storm related deaths in Arkansas. We've had it easy compared to Alabama.

Below is the baseball field at Arkansas Baptist High School in the Ranch neighborhood. This is close to Claire's apartment.

You don't see this often outside of the Everglades. This air boat was used for water rescues.

We had record heat last Summer, record cold and snow this past Winter and now tornadoes and flooding this Spring. What's Next?


Kelly said...

Pretty impressive! We're under tornado watch, but right now it looks like it's all going north of us. We'll see as the evening progresses.

Pam said...

Wow! Not getting the promised amount of rain here so far. I'll pass on the flooding and the tornado outbreak of last week!!

51 degrees here right now at 4:24 pm. High tomorrow due to be about 50.

Amazing weather year, this one!!!