Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Southeast Missouri Flooding

Here are a few selects from my days in early May in southeast Missouri covering the flooding for Rural Missouri.

Waters from the Mississippi River inundate a home near New Madrid. With more than 25 to 30 inches of rain in two weeks, every creek, ditch and river filled up with water throughout most of southeast Missouri.

Flooding near Naylor, Missouri.

Rising floodwaters forced farmer Dewey Inman to house his goats in the only dry piece of land he had - inside his grain silo.

Sandbags became the norm for Bootheel decor, especially in Caruthersville, where the Mississippi River crested just inches away from flooding the small, river town.

The town of Morehouse, near Sikeston, sits underwater.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2011 Flooding

A video piece I did for Rural Missouri on the historic flooding in southeast Missouri this spring. Heavy rains around Poplar Bluff and Mississippi County caused quite the problems for farmers and residents in some of the most precious farmlands and scenic landscapes.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Thunderstorms

After a wave of hard rains rolled through the area, the skies sort of cleared to give way to an unreal sunset north of Hermann along Highway 19.

Sorry for haven't posting anything for a while. Been kind of swamped...literally...with flood coverage down in the Bootheel the last month. Will be posting flood photos soon and a video piece