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PHOTO GALLERY: Flood images

Saturday, June 7, 2008

East Ridge Street near South Walnut Street.
The following are images of the flood levels around Brazil.

North Lambert Street and the Clay County YMCA parking lot.
Intersection of North Lambert Street and Kruzan Street.
Water covering a portion of State Road 59, south of Jackson Street.
Intersection of United States 40 and State Road 59.
Intersection of United States 40 and State Road 59.
The intersection of Ridge and Walnut Streets.

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Here's a picture from Edgewood near Mechanic Street. This is the shed behind the first white house on the left side of the street as you go south into Edgewood.


Also, a few more pictures are at http://picasaweb.google.com/civisi.primo...

-- Posted by Civisi on Sat, Jun 7, 2008, at 2:27 PM

Amazing how much water we got last night. Nearly 7.5 inches at my home. If they are calling this a 100 yr flood, Then I look good for my age, cause our last one was about 14 yrs ago. LOL

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Sat, Jun 7, 2008, at 10:26 PM

this flooding problem has been going on for 15 years that i know of. former mayors and current; all have been negligent. city council members are also guilty of negligence. looks to me like a class action federal law suit in their official and individual capacity; may be the answer to get them off their rears at start taking action.

-- Posted by harleydoctor on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 6:11 AM


No problem. It gave me a chance to test out my new camera. Unfortunately, 3/4 of my photos didn't turn out right because I'm still figuring out how my old manual lenses work with the camera.


"city council members are also guilty of negligence"

How so? With 7.5"+ of rain, there's not a lot that can be done. Hopefully this is the impetus needed to get the detention pond approved SOONER for the Highway 40 project. The purpose of the detention pond is to catch excess rain water and then release it slowly so flooding like this doesn't happen.

-- Posted by Civisi on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 6:20 AM

the problem here isnt poor civic planning the problem is 10 inches of rain in 24 hours no city system can handle that much..Stick to motorcycles harley something you know about

-- Posted by dovelw on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 6:45 AM

Here are my raw pictures from the flood. You'll see pictures from north of Staunton, a small mud slide on 340 east, some north on Twin Beach Street, even made it over into Vigo County near Mill Dam, etc. Enjoy...


-- Posted by TheRider on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 7:56 AM

in all seriousness with that much water coming down, the sewers cant handle it, no matter what they do. Back in the 90's they replaced alot of the sewer pipes. I remember the muddy mess. And before the sewer upgrade and tunnel removal at 59 there was alot more water on the road. Brazil sits in a bowl, and we are bound to flood. And we dont get this kind of rain often. Thankfully.

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 11:22 AM

Thank You Civisi and the rider very interesting pictures.

The earth is like a sponge can only hold so much water before it start flooding and not much can be done about it.

I guess what i am trying to say people stop putting the blame on humans This was Mother Natures doings

-- Posted by pepsilady on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 2:49 PM

This is something that will go down in Brazil's History!! I am 19 years old and I have never seen rain like this my whole life of living here!! It kind of reminds me of Hurricane Katrina!! But they got it worse!!

I wish everyone that had stuff destroyed in this bad weather...I wish you the best of luck and hope you can get on your feet again!!

Tiffany Meaden

-- Posted by mrsmeaden on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 3:21 PM

Actually, Brazil is just a big pothole that we built roads and houses in.

Just kidding...

-- Posted by Civisi on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 3:33 PM

well i'm 18 and the last time i saw something like this i was about four or five years old and it was bad then but now it ws even worse, well i think it is. but my heart is with those whom have beenhit really hard by this flooding.

-- Posted by deaconsdaughter on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 6:27 PM

August 17, 1993. The Times reported that the rain gauge at the Court House was over flowing. It measured 10". It was speculated that we got 11", in one night.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Sun, Jun 8, 2008, at 6:42 PM

Updated my pictures. Added some to the end from 7th & Davis in Terre Haute, Gander Mountain's Parking lot and a house I helped move furniture out off. What a mess... http://www.QRP.com

-- Posted by TheRider on Mon, Jun 9, 2008, at 7:05 AM

My heart and prayers are with you. I remember floods when I was young, but not like this.

-- Posted by VBBoy52 on Sat, Jun 14, 2008, at 11:00 AM

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