Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Flash Flood in my Neighborhood

Fig 01- Flood in our neighborhood recently

As you might know that our state, Louisiana, experienced “highest rainfall” in 2016.

On that time, rainfall reached 510 mm (20 inches) in many parishes (territories), caused overflows in the streets, rivers, and waterways. Rain dropped about “7.1 trillion gallons of water” in one week.

2016 great flood in Louisiana cost billion of dollar, estimated from US$ 10 to US$ 15 billion dollars.

Catastrophic Flooding had contributed to:

- damage of thousand houses
- submerge of thousand business
- loss of agricultural production
- 60 people dead

However, our current two days rainfall was very “small” compared to 2016 disaster. But, its flash flood was scary enough. 


Fig 02- Water covered streets


Fig 03- Garbage bins were floating from up streets


Fig 04- Flooding in front of several houses.

As you can see (please see Fig 01, 02 and 04 at above), the water had flown in front of the houses.

This flows dragging and moving around many things include:

- garbage bins
- branches
- leaves
- cars

From local news that 2 dead in our city, and totally 4 death in the state of Louisiana;

No one of my neighbors.

Since we got very early warning, and based on 2016 big flooding experienced, hence, we have a little bit “well prepare” to cope with this flooding.  

29 comments:

  1. Cuídate mucho y espero que tu y tu familia estén bien. Te mando un beso

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  2. I hope everything is fine there... stay safe dear...

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  3. Hope the rain has stopped and everything has settled down now, Evi. We got some heavy rain last days too, but nothing like that.

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  4. Il clima, a volte riserva sgradite e gravi sorprese....
    Un saluto,silvia

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  5. This definitely looks like one heavy rainfall.
    Hope you are well!

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  6. Scary, I'm sure, no matter how much rain falls.

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  7. All the great floods are catastrophic. Houses, cars, streets, crops, among others, destroyed, generate poverty. People are left without their belongings, many of them, without their own lives, or the lives of family members, it is painful, it makes the soul cry, and the heart suffers. Floods should not exist.
    Your photos show how destructive a flood is.
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    Fraternal hug
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    Poetic Thoughts and Daydreams
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  8. I hope you are doing OK. I have relatives back in the hill country of Texas and it easily floods there too. Its hard to balance the need of rain and too much rain in several places around there. I know Louisanna has been hit hard too. Stay safe.

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  9. Espero que todo vaya bien. Un beso.

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  10. Nature is a force to fear! There was a great flood here in 2015 but it was before we moved to this region. Homes that never flooded before were ruined. I supposed the positive side is that we learn from these disasters so damage and fatalities can be avoided in the future. I hope you have sunshine again!

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  11. OMG- I hope the situation is better now. Stay safe xx

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  12. Muy bonitas imagenes , algunas con una atmosfera muy especial,saludos.

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  13. I'm sorry that this big flooding. Stay safe.

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  14. The two F-s : fire and flood scare me from childhood. My Mom used to say, never live close to a forest or body of water.Both cause great damage to people and property.
    Hope you're well and safe.

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  15. Lo siento mucho. Espero que estes bien y todo se haya solucionado. Un beso

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  16. ¡Hola! Es terrible todo esto. Espero que estés muy bien y todo se vaya arreglando. Besos ♥

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  17. I'm sorry for what you've had to go through, Evi, which also brought back very bad memories of a sad devastating moment. It is important that they have been attentive to act preventively.

    Huge hug bigger than ever, friend, and all my solidarity.

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  18. And This Was Just A Baby Storm - So Much Water In Such A Short Amount Of Time - Stay Safe - Sending Positive Vibes

    Cheers

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  19. ¡Qué horror! Me alegro de que vosotros estéis bien ¡Cuidaos mucho!

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  20. Lo siento. Es tremendo cuando nos pasa algo así.Espero que ya pasara amiga.
    Buen fin de semana. Evi.Cuídate.
    Un abrazo´.

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  21. This is terrible, I hope that everything has calmed down.

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  22. I've had it with the rain!! It's been flooded here too. We had to walk through puddles in parking lots for days now.

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  23. Oh, Evi, I hope you didn't have too much damage. That looks pretty scary. We're in a drought here -- why does it have to be a flood or a drought?

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  24. I'm glad you were able to prepare and be safe, Evi.

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