Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Flood of 2014

Well it happened again! Right in the middle of all the construction of the flood project and everything we had a heck of a downpour. In fact it rained almost 4 inches in Moapa and caused such a mess.
 The water rushed over the I15 and pretty much wiped out a big section of it. People were stopped on the freeway because the freeway was gone so they closed it for days. It was a huge mess.
Henry road in Moapa

While the water was rushing down the freeway an old couple decided they were going to turn around and drove into the water. As a result their van was swept away and right down the center on the freeway and came to rest under the underpass. The man who reached out to try and help them (she was opening the door and trying to leave for pete's sake) ended up with a broke arm. He was lucky that's all that happened because they were all swept away.


 The river almost wiped out our semi-constructed Cooper bridge. It pounded it pretty good so it was amazing they were able to salvage any of it. It was so sad to see it.
But the partially completely flood project saved our backyard as you can see.
After it was all over I found this and thought it was just about the funniest thing of the whole week.

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