Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pictures of the Missouri River

Hi All,

Before, I get started with the purpose of my blog,  I want to wish all the father's out there, Happy Father's Day.

Next, I want to tell everyone I will be blogging all day, at Coffee Time Romances blog on Monday the 20th at this URL:

Okay, now what I'm really talking about today.  There are so many things going on in the world these days, but I'm going to talk about the cities and towns along the Missouri River.  The little town I live in is a suburb of Kansas City, and we have been warned of a flood in our area.  Gates have been opened to release the water up North of us.  Two levees have broken and released more water, and it's headed our way. 

My town has done all it can do to prepare for this flood.  Some of the businesses in our downtown area have gathered their things and moved them to safety while others can't decide whether to wait longer and hope the water doesn't reach them.  It's a quandary for everyone who lives in the flood zone. 

Here are some pictures my husband took at the Missouri River this week.  The river was high then, but it has rained since the day these were taken and more rain is on the way. 

In the above picture, the Corp of Engineers is working on the river.  The top picture is a bit deceiving because the width of the river is much greater. We were standing on the Missouri side and on the other side is Kansas. 

Here is another picture.  You might be able to tell how muddy the river looks.  That's how it got the nickname of the Mighty MO or Muddy MO. In these pictures it looks like the river isn't moving, but once again it's appearance is deceiving because the current underneath is very strong.

I feel for all the people who are going through floods, fires, hurricanes and any kind of disaster.  With so much going on in the world, I can't understand why so many people try to hurt others.  People need our help and not our criticism. You would think, we would work together instead of against one another. 

Before I go, I want you to know I have been updating my website, and if you have time take a look at it.

Until next Sunday, take care and have a safe week. 



Isis Rushdan said...

Sandy, I will keep you and everyone else facing such disasters in my prayers. I agree with you and wish there were more kind-hearted people in the world willing to help out others. Spreading hope and love feels so much better than the opposite.

KT BISHOP said...

Hope everything works out! There's nothing exciting about preparing for a natural disaster. Been through 2 hurricanes, I know the feeling!

Sandy said...

Thank you, Isis. I agree with you about spreading love and hope.

Sandy said...

Thanks, K.T. I think the young people enjoy getting together with their friends to help out and turn it into a party. But, you're right it's not exciting--it's scary.

Julie Lynn Hayes said...

Hi Sandra! It's nice to see what the KC part of the river looks like, I'm only familiar with the view here in St. Louis. Luckily where I live there is no threat of flood - if there ever is, then St. Louis is sunk.

Stay safe! I didn't know it was that bad out there. My son's gf lives in KC.

Take care!

Sandy said...

Thank you, Julie. St. Louis may not get floods, but they get plenty of tornados.

The smaller towns along the Missouri River get the brunt of the floods. Kansas City is reasonably safe.

Paris said...

I don't mind admitting that floods scare me.The Missouri is both beautiful and scary and it's times like this that reminds us all that nature can be ruthless. Be careful and stay safe!

Linda LaRoque said...

Floods are scary and I do feel for the people suffering from so much loss and upset in their lives. I wish the rain could be shared. We are so dry here. We're hoping for some rain this week but you never know.

Your website looks good!

B. A. Binns said...

My prayers go to everyone effected by the swollen rivers. (Other disasters as well)

Sandy said...

Thank you, Paris. Where we're at it's safe, but our little town isn't.

Thank you, Linda, for taking time to look at my website. It's so much work, and I'm not a techie. Because of being untechnical it takes me twice as long as someone else.

Thanks, Barbara. There are so many disasters.

Marianne Stephens said...

We've all been anxious about flooding. This waiting is hard, and so many people have to be prepared for anything that might happen. Even my son (in the MO National Guard)is on alert. We've had so much rain, while other parts of the US need it. Let's hope the river stays as is and doesn't get any worse.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Marianne. Yes, we're all anxious. The very worst flood I ever saw was in 1951. We moved out of our house two times that year. We lived in Kansas then, and we weren't near the Missouri River.