Flood of 08 (60 images)
The flooding on the Root River in Racine, WI in June of 2008. I took most of these pictures from my front yard. Some of the pictures were taken by others. The water was moving so fast down the street we had rapids. It came halfway up the sidewalk.
WE Energies cut the natural gas at the meters to make sure we didn't get any leaks if the water flooded over the pilot lights. They did leave the electricty on so if
anyone was trying to pump out their basement they could. The Gas was restored on Tuesday. I fared pretty well, I did not take on any water more than a trace in the basement. The ground is pretty wet all the fence posts are leaning every which way.
There's more rain on its way. Read More on the Flood
FEMA: Racine County Disaster Recovery Center Opens - A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), operated by Wisconsin Emergency in Racine County. Details on the FEMA website
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