Spring Rains can lead to flooding

March is suppose to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. It is the middle of March and I am ready for the lamb.

It has been raining all day here in St. Louis, and many other areas in the Midwest. In my area there are flood warnings for local creeks and streams. With the heavy snows earlier in the month and now lots of rain the water doesn’t have anywhere to go.

If you are in an area that is susceptible to flooding do you know what to do? Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning? If not, then check out these two web sites; FEMA and Red Cross. They have a lot of information on how to prepare for a flood and what to do when it actually happens.

These sites talk about flash floods also. Did you know that it only takes a foot of water on a road to float many vehicles. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles including SUV’s and pickups. Sometimes it is hard to judge the depth of water on a roadway. It is best not to even try to go through it.

With all the rain and snow melt we are getting in March I hope we don’t have too many April showers. The ground will be plenty wet for the May flowers.

Quote for the day:

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain