River Rising

We live in a city that the Mississippi River runs through. Due to heavy rains this spring, the Mississippi, well, she’s running wild. We took the kids downtown today to look at the river. There is normally a road between where my children are standing and the river. See the tree in the background? That’s on the river bank.

The first floor of this parking garage is almost completely underwater. My kids were cracking up at the pedestrian crossing sign (way off to the left) that is nearly submerged.

My husband had to drive us right up to the closed flood gates so we could see the water bubbling up from the manholes. This, of course, freaked me out. I could just picture myself adrift by the pedestrian crossing sign, doggy-paddling like crazy to stay afloat. 🙂

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