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Crazy flooding back home

Radar from WKYT

Kentucky is seeing some severe flooding right now. The street where I grew up is essentially a creek now.

Lois Lane flooding courtesy WTVQ

Lois Lane flooding courtesy WTVQ

You can see some videos of that here at WTVQ (click “Watch Video”).

I actually don’t recognize anything from those images, so I’m not sure where on the street they’re standing. We used to live at the bottom of a big hill, with a beautiful creek running behind our backyard.

It flooded once when I was a kid. The water was deep enough in the street to take a john boat out and row around. And when the water was receding, it was rushing back to the creek through a ditch that ran between our lot and our next door neighbor’s. AJ and I weren’t supposed to go near it, but we did, and I slipped and started sliding down into the ditch. AJ pulled me out and saved my life.

Boy was Mom mad. :>

For more on the current flooding, check out WKYT’s coverage here. The video is 26 minutes long and covers a great deal of ground. Here are some pictures:

Kentucky flooding courtesy WKYT

Kentucky flooding courtesy WKYT

Here’s how WKYT’s radar looked an hour ago. It seems like more bad weather is on the way.

Radar from WKYT