We went to the river to walk around and gawk at the carnage and it was like a big party. Everyone taking pictures and walking their dogs. We looked over the bridge and in the middle of the river there was a tiny island of debris that had accumulated and on top was a little tiny terrified bunny. I felt bad for that little guy and considered mounting an elaborate rescue operation. As you know, I'm ultra-passionate about making a difference in this cruel, cruel world. But then I remembered that bunnies die all the time from natural disasters and that's just the cycle of life. Plus it was windy and I was hungry. So I left.
So here's a little map I made to show you where the river flooding was in relation to our house. The Blue Dots are our current & former apartments and the blue blob under that is approximately where the Meramec flooded. Actually it flooded a lot more up-stream and down-stream from the blue blob but I don't know about that since I am only concerned with ME, ME, MEEEEeeeee!
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I forgot my camera, so I had to rip some pics off from the internet. These pictures were taken about 2 miles from our place, at the freeway on-ramp & underpass.
This is a diesel truck that was in the same intersection of I-44 and Highway 141. The water was up to the mirrors.
Same truck, from an aerial view...More and better pictures here.