Through The Flood

Most of you have probably heard about the flooding in West and Middle TN.  My little town even made a mention on the Weather Channel, so we hit the big time!  It started raining (and storming, and tornado-ing, and anything else you can think of) in the Memphis area on Friday night.  It literally stormed with heavy rain and wind all night long.  By Saturday morning, reports in my county (just north of Memphis) were anywhere from 10-15 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.  Many homes are flooded, nearly a quarter of the bridges in the county are demolished, roads caved in, and in general things are pretty rotten.

We’re fine.  Fortunately, our home sits at about the highest point in our subdivision.  There were others in our subdivision that ended up being evacuated and/or rescued by boat because the water was so high.  We spent about 20 minutes huddled in the bedroom closet Saturday night as a tornado warning went into effect for our area.  Again, God was watching out for us, as all we ended up with was more torrential rain and some hail.

Please be in prayer for all those in the Memphis area, as well as Nashville, which got hammered just as hard on Saturday and yesterday.  Many people have lost everything.

On the lighter side, as we were putting my 3 year old daughter to bed Saturday night, she asked “What will we do if the tomato sirens go off?”  Out of the mouths of children… 🙂

Here are a some pictures of the flooding.  All of these pictures were taken (not by me) and submitted to various news stations on the main highway about 5 minutes from my home:

About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

3 Responses to Through The Flood

  1. Trav says:

    Glad you guys are OK. That was one crazy rain!

  2. Janet B says:

    So..did you tell your daughter that you’d make ketchup? 🙂

    The song going through my head all weekend while watching the news reports was “The Wise Man and The Foolish Man.” Especially when they showed the highways collapsing. Guess “The Solid Rock” fits, too!

    Sure glad you & yours are high & dry, Wes. Praying for those that have lost so much.

  3. burkesbrainwork says:

    Janet, her Nana (my mom) said we’d make spaghetti. LOL

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