Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What I Saw - Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rain, flash floods

My cameras almost drowned.

 Tracks between Shawnee Creek and Barber Street

Flooding along 462 near Columbia Plaza . . .

Across the great divide   

 Near Florence and Barber

 Damn the barricades, full speed ahead!

Detoured traffic on Manor Street

  Pumping out a flooded basement

 Just in case the storm drains overflowed

 I am so done with summer and its wicked ways, 
and these colors gave me hope for fall.

 I would say so.

 Almost 233 at 4:15 p.m.

 Tell it to the ducks.

River rescue call

  I am not even going to make any jokes 
about the water company and how much 
water leaked in.

 Emergency vehicles up on Walnut Street

 While the river rescue units were waiting 
for verification, this guy suddenly took it upon himself 
to kick everyone out of the park, 
even onlookers as far away from the boat ramp 
as it's possible to get and still be in the park.  
I've been at many emergency scenes - fires, accidents, 
river rescue, and never before have I seen a guy 
throwing around his authority with such brazenness.  
It was all so unnecessary, especially since 
no one was impeding the work of rescue personnel.

 I left the park and shot from the bridge.

 In the end, no one was rescued.

 Flooding caused this sidewalk to collapse
across from the Columbia Plaza.

 A slab raised up at the opposite end, 
creating a tripping hazard, 
so, being safety conscious, I placed one 
of the orange cones there after I took this shot - 
and thus completed my civic duty for the day.

Some vids . . .

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