Sunday, June 8, 2008

The big storm!

I had a whole story to go along with this post, but I have decided not to do it. I just don't have any words left to explain the sheer devestation some families are left with after last night's storm. I thought that my house was getting hit badly, but it is nothing compared to what some have had to endure....and it's not going to get any better today. My heart goes out to the people affected by this storm...especially those of you in Columbus....Jenny, Josh, Rod, Dj, Michelle, and everyone else! I will let the pictures of my neighborhood speak for themselves.




On a brighter note: In between the storms yesterday, I had a comical moment with my hubby and Captain Jack Sparrow. We decided to build him a boat, and sail him down a little river on my sidewalk. I hope those pictures put a smile on your face. We can all use a bit of sunshine during these trying times, and who better to do that than Jack Sparrow!


NEW PICS FROM TODAY (MONDAY)!


My poor sewer drain working overtime




Downtown Waukesha Fox River begins to reach max capacity






Just down the street from me.....this is where all the water is draining into the Fox River





NEW PICS FROM SUNDAY!

The fox river has overflowed :(








This is where I walk my dogs, and this is what the Fox River Sanctuary normally looks like!(Thanks Peg for the picture!!)


This is what it looks like today!! (Guess I won't be walking the dogs here for a while)



PICTURES FROM LAST NIGHT(Sat)!


Police start blocking the road (too bad I was already on it)






Some people got REALLY stuck!!




The neighborhood gets flooded within 2 hours!










Captain Jack to the rescue! (Boy we needed a laugh)










And last but not least.......nothing is gonna stop my neighbor from grilling out in a tornado....the skies were so black, this is best picture I could take!

27 comments:

shakenbsis said...

Thanks for the laugh Vicky it was needed. Very hard to sleep thinking about you all in harms way up there...

Peg said...

Hey Vicky,
what street was that on? Did your car stall or were you able to get through? I heard there was some big hail in Waukesha...
I was at Minooka until 4pm when they closed down due to thunder. I headed back to Muktown and heard about the Tornado in Fort. I couldn't believe how quickly this all came through.
Let me know how you're doing or if you need anything...Take care! Batten the hatches down for another go around today!

Peg

Osh said...

just wow
and giggle at the Captain

Kathy said...

OMG! All the yucky stuff, and then the giggles at the paper boat! Hilarious! Nice meeting you at Kurth's, wish I had talked to you more. Love your tattoo! You are cuter than LIndsey Lohan, and I'm sure much nicer!

shakenbsis said...

THAT'S IT!!! All night long I kept thinking, have we met before? It's LL, you do look like her, but I agree with Kathy, cuter! and better hair! (yes, better hair) lol

Peg said...

Hey Vick,
How are you doing? We're just getting pummeled with rain and I'm wondering if you're floating through Waukesha. Heard the Fox River has had it...Are you ok? Just thought I'd check in with you....Peg

Blaznfire911 said...

Hi all!

Just back in from cleaning up the mess, and it has started again. UGH! I live near Carroll College Peg. The street in the picture is 2 blocks from my house over by the fox river.

The river has INDEED had it...it's flowing into everyone's yards, and streets....Gonna put some more pics up shortly.

LL...you guys really think I look like LL??? LMAO too funny!

Vicky

Blaznfire911 said...

Oh and my poor little car stalled when I entered the river of muck...so I managed to get it out of the water just a bit, and call my hubby to come and help. However, a nice young man helped me get it started again....so I was able to get home shortly after.

vicky

shakenbsis said...

glad to hear you are safe Vicky!

Jenny said...

I can't believe how awful the flooding is!

Blaznfire911 said...

I know, it's pretty bad Jenny. I hope you are safe an well.

I was thinking about you all day!

vicky

shakenbsis said...

Wow Doc - those pics are amazing!

sooo glad you are safe also glad you got to help out you neighbors, I figured you were 'that kind of gal' ;)

~Minxie~ said...

Vicky, glad you are safe... those pics are wild! How often do you all get this kind of rain/storms?

Thinking about you...

Blaznfire911 said...

Thanks shakes! It was a tough day, but we got through it. I have some more pics, but I can't get them loaded...so it will have to wait till tomorrow.

Neighborhood cleaning was tricky with all the water. Everyone is doing ok though. It is raining again right now, so I can't wait to see what happens to my house this time. YUCK

vicky

Blaznfire911 said...

Minx- This is the first time that I can remember that it has flooded like this. It usually storms alot this time of year, but has never flooded.

Thanks for thinking of me....

vicky

Peg said...

Unbelievable pics!
Is that place you walk the dogs off of Sunset near Fox Run? I took some great pics there last fall with my son, and I can't believe it if that's it!

What scares me with all of this weather is the people who will try to go in the rivers or water, without thinking how fast they are running...PLEASE be careful, out there!

Blaznfire911 said...

Peg - Yes that is the fox river sanctuary...by my house. Ugh...it was awful, and there were SNAKES everywhere! It was so gross....Needless to say my dogs and i decided NOT to take a walk!

Vicky

Kathy said...

Be careful! I hope this all ends soon for you. Snakes would send me packing - up north where it's dry!

Blaznfire911 said...

Ha ha Kathy! I feel the same way....the creep me out!

vicky

Peg said...

Vicky,
I have a picture of that bridge. Do you want a "Before" shot for your blog for people to see the difference? How could I get that to you?

Blaznfire911 said...

That would be great peg! I have a before shot, but I took it with my regular camera last summer. So, it is not on a cd to load into the computer. If you want to email it to me, that would be great!

Blaznfire911@aol.com

How are the streets by you? I hope you guys are safe and well.

vicky

Peg said...

Vicky,
check your email. I sent three different pics. Use what you will.
Can't believe it's the same place!

Blaznfire911 said...

Thanks peg...I'll take a look! They just said on the news the PE will be filming in Milwaukee on Wed. Interested in going down?

I have some things I have to do in the early afternoon till about 5pm....I'm hoping Rod or someone can let me know if it is indeed true!

Vicky

Peg said...

I couldn't think of anything better to do that day! Welcome back, JD and Company!

Blaznfire911 said...

YAY! I am not sure if it is true or not though....you know how often things can change! I'm hoping to get confirmation LOL

I didn't get your email Peg :(

vicky

Peg said...

I just resent pics in separate emails. They may be too large.

I'll do some digging regarding Wed. and let you know what I find out on my end...

Blaznfire911 said...

Thanks Peg...I got the pics... I will put them up asap!!

Let me know what you find out!

Vicky