Saturday, March 12, 2011

Flood news

Before we head up the river this morning, perhaps we'd better catch up on news of the flood we're having:

A floating restaurant at Covington, Ky., broke loose from its dock last night. It and the 83 people on board drifted about a hundred feet until it was stopped by a bridge pier. Details and photos here.

UPDATE: Another item on this little news event is here.

The river is getting into some homes in the Louisville area.

This is how the Web site for Riverview East Academy in Cincinnati describes the K-12 school: "Riverview East Academy is an exclusively designed community learning center located on the beautiful banks of the Ohio River." Apparently Riverview got too good of a view of the river this week.

This is not a news item: Adam and I went down to Catlettsburg, Ky., yesterday evening. The parts we really wanted to see were closed off by floodwall gates. We could have gone around one of the gates to see the area down by Merdie Boggs landing, but we didn't. There was a dog running around loose, one of the breed that attacked Adam when he was a preschooler. The dog may have been just playing with him at the time, but it was bigger than Adam was, and Adam now has a problem being around certain large dogs. Funny, I had the same problem when I was his age. But we're going up to Gallipolis, Ohio, this morning. If I get some good pics, I'll share them here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog. The river is high here in Louisville, but it looks like it will crest less than 4 feet above flood stage, so that's not too bad.

BTW, I notice your link to the story about the runaway restaurant is just a filler (http://here./).

Bill Alden