The photo was taken looking southeast into Missouri from the bridge at Rulo, Nebraska. June 26, 2010.
Just a few seasons ago, we couldn't buy enough rain. This summer, Nebraska has been under the spigot that won't turn off, so to speak. Here my corner of the state, we live 15 minutes away from the Missouri River. It has reached historic flood levels this week and is supposed to remain so for the coming days. While we have had rain, it is the torrential rains from elsewhere in the state which are filling the river and the tributaries.
My words cannot do the devastation justice in Rulo or Big Lake. You just ache for those folks who have lost their possessions and businesses. It will take months (years) of effort for those folks to get back to what they would consider normal after the historic waters recede. And I do realize people have made their choice to live in the area that will flood but I still have empathy for them.
What I am going to do is post a link to one of the area companies that is posting flood picture links on their website. There is also some info from one of the locals whose heart and soul loves the area. The pictures are from Big Lake, MO.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. When you get to the website, click on the flood link. You might have to copy and paste the link to your browser.
You can also go to www.1011now.com or even the Omaha television stations websites for links to additional pictures and perspectives.