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Hi folks! Here in S. Indiana there are flash flood warnings out for the last day or so. I haven't seen the TV or listened to the radio much, so I don't know what your areas are like. OK I hope.
Anyway, my point is be careful! Had a near tragic situation today when 2 young folks were out hunting arrow heads and the rising waters stranded them. The young man was washed away from his girl friend and was saved in a nick a time by the DNR guys in an airboat. He was barely hanging on to a tree, up to his neck in water. She was up in a tree that normally would be 6 feet or so above the ground and had water up to her knees. It was a very dangerous situation for the rescuers also. God was looking after all involved.
The 2 younguns are ok and were released from the hospital after treatment. I don't know what in the world they were thinking (or not) being out where they were. But you don't need to be as dumb as they were to get into trouble when the water is rising like it's been.
So teach your kids not to drive into moving water, even if you can see the lines on the road, and all those other safety items. There's enough bad news in the papers already.
-- John in S. IN (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 17, 2001
Years ago, my Jr High Algebra teacher lost his wife and only child to a flash flood when she tried to drive across a low water crossing. You're right, it doesn't take much water, moving swiftly as it does to spell tragedy.
It's especially hard for younguns to understand the power behind rushing water.
-- mary (email@example.com), December 17, 2001.
It's topped raining and isn't supposed to again til Sat night. We had aabout two inches of rain standing on our yard, the ground was so saturated. I was concerned for Gary yesterday. He travels the backroads between us and you to work on furnaces, actually he works closer to you than he does to us.
-- Cindy (SE. IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 2001.
Walked out to the barn this morning and still can't figure out how there can be standing water on a hill. Approxemately 18 hours since the last rain. Granted, it's not much of a hill. But puddles?
-- John in S. IN (email@example.com), December 18, 2001.