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Flood Scare

We sat through 5.5″ of rain in Lee’s Summit before we moved east to St. Louis for a couple of days.  The inner tube contains 1″ of rain, the overflow was in the outer tube.

IMG_0534We had booked a site at Babler State Park from May 1-3 to check on our house (that is still not sold!) and pick up family to head to NOLA for JazzFest.  We arrived to a beautiful, but windy day and found out that our house and the town of Eureka, Missouri was going to be flooded — they had received about 12″ of rain over the previous weekend.  We raced to our house to grab some things for trip and leave some things behind (electric fireplace and floor heater!) and hurried back to the RV before our house became an island surrounded by flood waters.

Here is the Eureka High School ball fields and parking lot with the school in the background, that is a concession stand roof on the left.  The water covered this highway that night and kept us from getting back to our house……

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The next day, the National Weather Service issued an alert that many of the south & west bound highways around St. Louis were going to be closed due to the rising flood waters.  We delayed no longer and picked up my Mom and headed south ahead of the highway closures.  The next morning all those roads closed behind us……..as we picked up my Aunt Sis and turned our faces south towards New Orleans!IMG_0545Yep, a guitar-art made of keys!  Welcome to NOLA!!!!