From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Floods and Storms in Christian County

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...



Some reports of the weather-related situations we've had in Christian County yesterday and today are listed below. It's thundering and raining again, but the rain is supposed to end by tomorrow and we're supposed to have a fairly clear, pleasant week.

The talk around Hopkinsville won't be pleasant, though. Every time these low-lying areas flood, the residents grumble but nothing ever seems to change. The city doesn't implement any effective flood controls, and the flood victims don't move.

Fortunately, we live out in the country at the crest of a large, high ridge, and while the ground does get saturated at times, we will never be flooded up here.

From the National Weather Bureau:

09/22/2006 1131 PM
Hopkinsville, Christian County.
Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by trained spotter. Numerous trees down that have fallen on power lines on Pyle Lane in Hopkinsville.

09/22/2006 1140 PM
Hopkinsville, Christian County.
Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr. Numerous trees down throughout Hopkinsville.

09/23/2006 1021 am
Hopkinsville, Christian County.
Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr. Bridges washed out and some County roads closed.

09/23/2006 0100 PM
Hopkinsville, Christian County.
Flood, reported by newspaper. Little River in Hopkinsville is out of its banks at the Givens additions subdivision and people are being evacuated. The Little River is out of its banks elsewhere in Hopkinsville.

09/23/2006 0108 PM
Hopkinsville, Christian County.
Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr. Christian County Kentucky including the city of Hopkinsville has declared a state of emergency due to flooding.

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