We took some time yesterday, January 2, 2016, to drive around town to look at the flooding and I took a few photos. These photos are shortly after cresting. The water had receded just a small bit.
Cape Girardeau Downtown flood wall. It appears to me there is more room from the top at the south end than the downtown portion of the wall. For me, I find it crazy that we actually trust this wall. I will not go down there to walk around. If the wall does not hold, anyone in the waters path would be drowned. Yes, it has held since about 1960 which lends to trust, but it is getting old and it only takes one time for it to fail.
Water Street at the corner of Rand Street, Cape Girardeau flooding
Where hubby's cousins are living. The back yard abuts the backyard of where hubby used to live on Rand.
Taken from where hubby's cousin is living. He's looking at where the house stood on Rand street just beyond the tree where he once lived as a youth. He can tell you stories about living here during flooding.
Missouri Dry Dock at Cape Girardeau -- not so dry.
Missouri Dry Dock at Cape Girardeau -- not so dry