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Posted: 9/8/2004 9:26:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 1:31:49 AM EDT by Cixelsyd]
Hi all,
My GF sent me these pictures of the house. Our driveway and the lower pastures are completely flooded. The house is up on a hill so there won't be any problems there, but she can't leave the property.
We have the Broad River behind us with Cleghorn Creek running through the property. Well, they're now one. She has most of the horses put up in the barn, and had to let the cows up on the hill.
I'm not sure how long it will be before she can leave. She's ok on water, food, and power. She needed a few days off of work, but this is ridiculous.

This first pic is where our driveway used to be. The rest are just different views of the new lake.

How's everything in your neck of the woods?

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:27:21 AM EDT
Damn thats is a lot of water
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:31:25 AM EDT
It's been coming down all night and all day here.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:01:07 AM EDT
let me get this straight.

you now have waterfront property, and your complaining????!!!!


Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:07:37 AM EDT
Heck, he now owns an island????

Brings back a lot of memories about the 77 flood in Johnstown, PA.
I was 17 years old and required to carry a pistol.
I ran the only gas station that had no water in the gas.
Under marshall law, I was required to be there 24/7.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:04:09 PM EDT
I'll bet it's purty when the weathers good.
Nice spread. Hope you dry out soon!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:11:15 PM EDT
Nice moat. Bet that keeps the black knight at bay.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:14:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Nice moat. Bet that keeps the black knight at bay.

He knows that it's a trap.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:26:24 PM EDT
I work for Bellsouth in Gastonia, and they are sending generators and trucks to Ashville to help out cause the work center and trucks are under 5 ft of water. Some people from the surrounding area said they had over 6 inches of rain there.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:32:27 PM EDT
looks familiar.........like the Linville river...........


from when I lived in Banner Elk and it flooded every other week
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:05:33 PM EDT
we've gotten a TON of rain here.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:26:18 PM EDT
I live in Asheville. We lost water early this morning for the whole city. Biltmore village had cars floating down the street. Alot of area busnesses have lost everything
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:52:49 AM EDT
That's a bunch of water and dangerous also. It could suck one of those cows down river never to be seen again. Thank goodness we didn't get anything like that.
Good luck.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:37:02 PM EDT
D*M Chris.
Glad your home is ok.
Unfortunately looks like more will be on the way soon.
From the projections I've seen I doubt Ivan is going to do us any favors.
We didn't get that much here in Shelby.Got a lot but nothing likr that.
But the guys in Florida definitely look like they are behind the
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:59:17 PM EDT
17" in Black Mountain, NC and 13" in Bakersville, NC.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:38:30 PM EDT
Brings back memories of Hurricane Camille here, August 1969.

Hope she gets back to normal soon.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 1:28:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 2:40:39 AM EDT by Cixelsyd]
Well, I guess everything is getting back to normal around there. She said that the water has drained a lot. I believe it got down low enough for her to get out.

Those cows aren't ours. We rent out that lower pasture to a local guy and he keeps a few there. He came out last night, and I guess they did lose one calf. It was less than a week old, and it never made it up on the hill. The cows that did make it had a wonderful time up in the hay barn and in the feed room. They pushed through the electric fence (not on of course) and tore up a lot of stuff in the yard. I think the water was down low enough for them to go back out in their pasture.

Anyhoo, here are a few more pictures of that first night. The water got up higher than in the first pictures in this thread. I think we're going to get a little flat-bottom boat and a trolling motor real soon.

Here is a picture of the lower pasture from last year:

Here it is after the water peaked:

And here are some more pics from that night:

ps- Thanks for all the good wishes.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:28:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bruh44:
I live in Asheville. We lost water early this morning for the whole city. Biltmore village had cars floating down the street. Alot of area busnesses have lost everything

Howdy Neighbor.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:36:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:46:35 AM EDT
holy moly
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 3:25:59 PM EDT
They are wanting volunteers from my work center to go there to help out.
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