Saturday, March 12, 2011

Flood Friday

Here are some images from when Adam and I drove around the Tri-State area Friday evening looking at the high water.

First, Section 12, Paragraph 3 of the Unwritten Rules for Photojournalism require us, when possible, to get a photo of a "High Water" sign that is in the water. Editors find them humorous.

You will probably see another example of this on Flood Saturday, to be posted later this evening or early tomorrow.

Here, as seen from South Point, Ohio, is Boggs Landing at Catlettsburg, Ky. This part of Catlettsburg is outside the floodwall. The boats and barges here are almost at street level. The Ingram boat in the front of this pack is the mv. Midland.

You might see the Midland again on Flood Saturday.

What's a flood without some trash washing up on shore? This is the access road to the boat ramp at South Point. As you can see, most of the trash is composed of beverage bottles that people could have tossed into a trash can instead of into the water, but didn't.

Now for three photos that I could have gotten without the high water. First is the mv. Smitty, heading downstream past South Point, with the flooded Virginia Point Park in Kenova, W.Va., in the background.

I had to get a shot of the Detroit, even if those overhead utility lines got in the way.

And here is the Norfolk Southern Railway bridge over the Ohio River between Kenova and South Point, lit up by the evening sun.

As you might have guessed, Flood Saturday is coming. I have several photos to edit for it while I also do some laundry and other housework.


Angela said...

We had to take the detour through Main Street Barboursville today when we were trying to get home from the 29th Street Bridge area of Huntington because water was up on the road before the Target entrance. It was amazing to see the water that high all through there!

ohio981 said...

That's backwater from the Ohio River, I'd say. In some streams the water from the river backs up several miles.