There’s a Flood Here in Louisiana!

I’m late posting today.  Well, actually it’s tomorrow now.  I would like to give Mother Nature a big, fat middle finger.  Enough already, this is getting ridiculous.

Last summer, my garden got flooded.  I tilled up the whole thing by hand, so it was a huge chore.  After everything started growing so good, it rained, and rained, and rained.  All I had left of the whole thing was tomatoes and a few cucumbers.  Pi$$ed me off so badly!

Flooding 1

Our yard early Wednesday

Well, now it’s doing it again.  Thankfully, I haven’t even started on a garden yet.  Yesterday, they already cancelled all the schools in the parish for today- down here in Louisiana, people are stuck in the past, so we’re the only state that has parishes instead of counties.  I’m waiting for the power to go out- it’s not a matter of if, but when.  Our area is stuck in the past with power, too.  None of the lines are buried, the Historical Society would have a conniption fit if that were to happen…lol.  So, basically, if a bird craps on a wire, we lose power.

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It’s now just after 1:00 am Thursday, and it’s still not too bad, yet, here in Natchitoches parish.  A few roads are closed, but we’re lucky compared to surrounding areas.  Roads have been washed out, evacuations underway, emergency shelters set up, etc.  And don’t even get me started on emergency services as well as utility workers- as a former emergency worker, my heart goes out to those having to endure this weather away from their families.

Walmart empty 2

The highlight of my day has been a trip to Walmart.  Yes, that was the high point.  Why, you ask?  Because it was dead.  There was hardly anyone there!  Usually, when bad weather is imminent, the entire population swarms Walmart and the other stores.  It was nice to be able to grab what I needed quickly, and get the heck out of there!

Walmart empty

Most of the yards in our neighborhood are flooded, but it’s not terrible, we could still at least drive down the street.  Our phones made a dreadful loud noise, with an emergency warning to evacuate if we were in a low area.  Thankfully, we’re next to a river, so hopefully all the water will just go down into it.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed!  I’m also hoping to have good luck with the power so I can post again soon!

Please send good thoughts to those who are in the bad areas, we’ll be doing the same!

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And It’s Still Flooding in Louisiana…