Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Storm Aftermath

Well Hurricane Isaac made his way to our neck of the woods Tuesday afternoon and finally got out of here around Thursday.

We had wind.....

And we had rain.... In this photo below, you can see the does were out in it and made it just fine.  If you look closely near the middle of the line of goats, you will see Sinbad right out there in the middle of them.  He is one awesome LGD!

Shane made his way out during the storm to check on the cattle, horses, goats and dogs.  All seemed to be faring pretty well, other than getting drenched.

The only damage we received on our farm was that we lost this chinaberry tree.  It's amazing that we didn't have any more trees blown down.  Some of those winds were gusting pretty strong through our place.

This is the trunk of the tree.  You can see that the wind just twisted it around.  The bucks are in this particular pasture, and I must say they looked pretty pleased about this tree being down.  All of those chinaberries were laid out right within their reach like a buffet.

Oh, and how could I forget the pecans!  Those delicous pecans!  They were blown out of the trees down into the road.  Traffic started coming through and there were squished and squashed pecans all over the roadway.  So sad....Just look at all of those pecan pies that will never be! ;)

With all of the rain that Isaac dumped on us, we had some flooding in our neighborhood.  Luckily we live on a hill, but those below us had to battle the water creeping close to their homes.  With some actually having it in their homes.   Some folks were even stranded.  This picture was taken at the intersection at the end of our road.  Oh, and what do you think about that sign?  I would hope that folks wouldn't need a sign to see that they didn't need to be riding around in that water...........but then again there are some folks that aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer.....if you know what I mean.

We actually couldn't get the kids to school on Friday because of all of the flooding.  The school board decided to have school, but there were many kids in our area that couldn't make it past the flooded roads to get to the school.  Can't you see the disappointment on these two?  Especially the one in pink :)

This is on the other side of that intersection. This is Janice/Brooklyn road heading towards Brooklyn. It is so unreal how much a creek can rise and flood surrounding areas.

The water should start receding soon and hopefully not too much damage was done to the roads under all of that water.  We've seen many that were just washed away.   

I pray for those of you that were affected by Isaac.  I pray that you will be able to recover quickly and get back into the swing of things.  God bless!

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