Friday, October 30, 2009

Severe Flooding Hits Mid-South

I catpured this snapshot last night off the web -- it shows flash flood warnings (in the maroon color) that were in effect along the line of heavy rain producing thunderstorms that extended from Missouri to Texas.

Those storms put down a lot of water -- as much as 5 to 7 inches in just a few hours across the Little Rock and Shreveport metro areas.

Little Rock has now seen its wettest October on record with 15.92 inches thus far in the gauge. The previous record was 15.29 inches during October 1984.

This is the 4th wettest month in recorded histroy for Arkansas' capital city.

Little Rock suburbs were hit hard, as well as downtown. A high water rescue took place at 10 pm last night on 7th street in downtown Little Rock.

The northern suburb of Sherwood took on a lot of water, including my mom's neighborhood. The two pictures below are her street. Luckily the road crests at her house, so she was ok. But there was flooding on either side that prevented her from going to work today.

In Louisiana, it is a similar story around Shreveport.

And ontop of the water, there was at least 7 tornadoes in the region on Thursday that prodcued damage.

Below is a map of yesterday's national precip. You can definitely see the rain footprint across Louisiana and Arkansas -- but it would be so much better with more spotters!

We need to do some heavy recruiting across the entire CoCoRaHS network -- but especially in this part of the world.

I survived the snow, but still don't have my driveway clean. See picture below. Anybody wanna come help? ;-)

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