Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Rain is my favorite weather. The air is cleared of all the dust and pollens that can cause breathi ng problems. The whole world is squeaky clean after rain. Not to mention that it is the best feeling to go out and dance in the rain. It is a ritual with my family.
Our dog does not like rain. She was left outside in all sorts of weathrwhen she lived with the family she had before. She did have access to the garage so she could shelter herself. I think maybe she associates rain with the noise of thunder which terrifies her. It is not an easy task to get her to go out to relieve herself when it is raining. Eventually she has to go but it is hard for her.
You may have seen on the news that my part of the country has been having a lot of rain. We sure have.
Earlier in the spring we had minor flooding aroung the edges of the river. It is about a mile away. All the roads and bridges were still open as were the highways.
Now the river has overflowed its banks. It is filling fields. The crops were planted a little late because of earlier floodong but they were coming up quite nicely. Now the crops will not fare well.
The fields look like lakes. A peron who is not familiar with this area would not know they are fields.
All of the bridges that go over the river into South Dakota are closed. The river is at least to the bottom of the bridge and maybe flowing over it. They will all have to be examined for safety once the flooding goes down. Sometimes they are damaged and not safe to cross.
Water runs across the highway in spots so the highway is closed. It is like this all across northwestern Iowa.
Because it is still raining there are also flash flood warnings too.Places you would not expect to see water are filled suddenly. Flash floosing is deceptive. It might look like a little bit of water trickling there but if you find yourself in it you run the danger of being washed away.
Where I live I am across the highway from the river. It would take more flooding than I can imagine for the waters to cross the highway right here. So we will be safe and sound here. We just cannot go anywhere.
The other side of the highway is under water. Further down the highway I am guessing the water has crossed the highway too.
They weather forecast says that we will be flooded until further notice. I am hoping for the end of the week but it is still raining.