It's water under and over the bridge
National Weather advisories were pinging off everyone's cell phones, as though those of us living in these swamped conditions didn't know that it was raining quite persistently. With every advisory came the advice to not leave home unless absolutely necessary and to not drive through high water. "Turn Around, Don't Drown" was the quip repeatedly spoken on every radio and TV station weather report.
As of May 5th, last Friday, Table Rock lake which basically is my backyard, had a level of 16.67 feet above its full pool of 915 feet. Since the rain began, the lake's dam, which is the first photo in this post, had been releasing gazillions of water to temper the lake levels; on that day, the 5th, 49,000 cubic feet per second, a measurement I can't fathom.
If where you live was struck but these same storm, how are you faring?