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And Then The Rains Came and Came and Came...

All Last Week

Heavy rains. I feel like I may squish through the carpeting and have mushrooms pop up between my toes -- though today (Tuesday) it was dry and mostly sunny during the day. By Friday, it was reported that Lake Michigan rose two inches. The whole lake.


Showing area of 5"+ of rain -- centered on Allendale. Okay, so it wasn't our imagination.


We were surprised to see not just dampness along the edge of the basement, but actually puddles. Worst "flooding" in fifteen years. Towels and a fan blowing for several days now. Despite the nice day today, the soaking rains last night plus the saturation levels have kept up the damp. Dammit, it was almost dry this morning! (Click on photo for larger.)
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Thursday, the lake is forming in the neighbor's front yard. While we have some water standing amongst our pines, they pulled their trees and tried to make a lawn without raising the ground. (Click on photo for larger.)
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The lake on Saturday. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Another view. (Click on photo for larger.)
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While driving around on Saturday, I missed photographing the dad and his two boys further down the road -- the boys were young, but had knee high rubber boots and were stomping and wading through their lake. (grin) (Click on photo for larger.)
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More to come.

Dr. Phil
Tags: allendale, flooding, photos, rain, west michigan
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