We were the lucky ones. Seven total inches of rain with hail and wind. The garden was under water. Water gates moved down the creek along with a few flower pots from Marcy's yard but we were all safe. Erosion was our worst problem. The waters receded almost as quickly as it rose. We are on high ground. If it had been daylight I would've been rubber booting.
Vilonia and Mayflower Arkansas were not so lucky. Several states had tornadoes last night. The season has begun.
Driving out this morning the water had receded along with our road
This was part of our road.
Ponds were over flowing.
There were ponds where no ponds had gone before.
Where was I going? you ask...
Stopped at the traffic light on Norfork Dam Toni got out to check on me and my full pickup. The load in the truck was riding very well.
We had followed a semi-truck out of Mountain Home. He was driving so slow traffic was backed up for a ways. We had just passed the Dam Bait Shop (I'm not swearing. That is the name! I would like to answer their phone, "This is the Dam Bait Shop. What the hell do you want?"). We were headed up the Dam hill and I knew that truck could not pull it. Slowing down it stopped completely. I thought student driver but it was certainly someone who did not know what he/she was doing. The truck stalled. We have traffic backed up as far as I can see. The truck's back up lights came on!!! I look behind me. Toni is right there. I can't back up and the truck keeps rolling backwards!
I look up the Dam hill (I enjoy saying that entirely too much) and there is no oncoming traffic. I cut the wheels sharply and shot out into the opposite lane and flew around the truck. The whole line followed me. As far as I know the truck may still be there.
We reached the shop safely and unloaded Toni's stuff. We were good packers. Every nook and cranny in both vehicles was packed to the gills.