Friday, September 16, 2011

Flood Damage

          Our daughter and our two youngest grandsons arrived last night from Nebraska after a long drive here (12 hours).  It usually takes about 10 hours to drive from their house, but Interstate 29 between Omaha and St. Joseph, Missouri is closed and looks as if it will be indefinitely.  (It is also closed north of Omaha for several miles.)  Here are a couple of pictures I found on the Internet of the damages to the Interstate.
       Until I saw these, I had no idea of the damage a flood could inflict on roads.  This section had been underwater for awhile.  The engineers have said they don't know when work can begin on I-29 because they have to wait for the roadbed to dry out--which could take months--before the foundation for the road can be laid.
     It looks as if it is going to be a long drive to and from visits with Jess' family for several years, doesn't it?

1 comment:

cindy said...

WOW! That's amazing.