08 April 2008

They don't call it the "big muddy" for nothin!

Behold the mighty Mississippi river and the power that Mother Nature has… These photos are from earlier today.

This is my satellite office in Louisiana along the banks of the river. I just paid a visit there on March 25th long before the flooding began. The sand bags you see were being put in place then in anticipation of the water levels.

Here is a view of the river from the parking lot... Please note the signs for reserved parking are almost submerged. The employees are parking about a 1/4th of a mile away and walking down. Then they are towed into the area in a little boat on a tow line. You have to watch out for the water moccasins!! No, I am not kidding...



Here is a large truck going thru the parking lot. Toward the bottom of the photo is the Mississippi breaching the banks.



Another view... This time from a top a barge on the river. The almost completely submerged bridge used to be what lead you onto the barge floating there.



Here are the offices my co-workers are in. As I type this, they are evacuating them because the river has yet to crest and they are expecting another couple of feet.



Here is a view of the offices from aboard the barge. That is the Mississippi creeping up on them only held off by a few sand bags....



And you thought you were having a bad day......

3 comments:

cravensworld said...

Yikes, I say

Anonymous said...

Tell them to watch out for fire ants too. They form floating balls in the river water. A very challenging place to live for sure.

My sister lives in a 25 mile flood plain near the Mississippi and she's been told to prepare for major Spring flooding this year. Big fun.

saraclark

cook eat FRET said...

AND they're the fattest state...

i'm never moving there. that's final.