Sunday, September 21, 2008
Effects of Hurricane Ike in St. Louis
Hurricane Ike dropped 6 inches of water on St. Louis in a very short time. The drainage ditch behind our neighborhood does not usually overflow, but this Sunday it could not handle all the water. As we were driving to church, I noticed that the bridge at Laclede Station Road was about to overflow and they were just about to close the road. The water was roaring. When we came back a few hours later, it was pretty much over. The road was covered with mud and although the road was open again the water was still very high.
This is on a street close to our house. The mud was almost 4 feet high and the homes on that street had all been flooded. I saw somebody sweeping out his living room. I asked him if they were able to get all their stuff out and he said they'd had some warning so they were ok.