We have received much more rain lately that we deserve. Surely there is somewhere in the world that needs some of our rain. It needs to go there, not here. There are parts of the area that are starting to flood and that is not a good item. No siree it's not.
I am fortunate (well not really fortunate, I made sure I didn't move to a flood area) to not live in a flood area. We have a large pond but it is far enough from the house to never cause a problem. It would also have to go up a hill to get to our basement house therefore I don't see it being a problem. Well, I guess I have established that huh? Anyway, the city of Paducah where I work has a flood wall. It was built after a flood in the 30's that took the city by surprise. You see our downtown area is right next to the Ohio River. Literally, if you were to continue going on Broadway and not stop you would end up in the river.
Some years back the city decided the flood wall needed something so they hired a painter to paint murals on each section. They are really something to see.
So the next time you happen to be anywhere near Paducah, Kentucky stop in and see the downtown area. It is quite charming.