My hometown is flooding. As of yesterday over 40 blocks of Louisiana, Missouri were underwater. And the river's not supposed to crest for a few more days. Louisiana is a historic little rivertown, on the banks of the Misssissippi River, about a hundred miles north of St. Louis. They closed the bridge to Illinois over a week ago and sandbagging efforts in Louisiana and Clarksville have been underway for weeks. I remember the flood of '93 very well, and never thought I'd see another 500 year flood...especially so soon. Here are some pictures my mom took of Louisiana.
The welcome sign.
The Champ Clark bridge into Illinois.
The train bridge.
Boat launch across the river in Illinois.
The riverfront, downtown on Saturday (6/14).
The riverfront, a few days later (6/18).
This use to be a park along the riverfront (and picture below).
Picture above taken 6/14, same place below taken 6/18.