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09 June 2008 @ 08:27 pm
Weekend Storms and Aftermath  
I didn't take these pictures - they were posted on MSNBC. We had tremendous storms over the weekend and are now experiencing severe and dangerous flooding. Dams are overflowing and a number are in danger of failing.

The resort town of Wisconsin Dells - about an hour from me, and where I know many, many of the resort owners because they so generously support the charity I work for - lost a lake today. (Yes, a lake, and it took several large houses with it.)

I know other parts of the midwest have been hit even harder than we have. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts.

Sunday Storm Sunday Storm
A part of the Wisconsin Dells Resort area, Lake Delton emptied after a dam failed. A part of the Wisconsin Dells Resort area, Lake Delton emptied after a dam failed.
One of the Lake Delton homes swept away with the water. One of the Lake Delton homes swept away with the water.
Nearby farmland Nearby farmland

Opalescenceopalescence on June 10th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
I saw this just now on my news page. God bless everyone affected by this flooding. Stay safe, Mary.
jwaneetajwaneeta on June 10th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
This weather is insane. I feel so rotten for the people who lost their homes.
Karenkazzy_cee on June 10th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
How awful to loose your home, and even if you haven't the dirt that the floods bring take so long to clear up. Stay safe!
petzipellepingo: woah buffy by noaluvjamespetzipellepingo on June 10th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
I saw this on the news, how horrible. The weather this year has been insane but this is just heartbreaking.
DebW: eyebrow raisebendy1deborahw37 on June 10th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness! That first one is beautiful and terrible!
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on June 10th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
The scenes have been scary and awful. I'm glad that you, personally, haven't been affected yet, and I hope that your friends have not lost anything irreplaceable. Stay safe! Will be holding good thoughts for everyone in your area.
lil_letilil_leti on June 10th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
WOW... sometimes pictures don't do events justice for how it really impacts people. I hope you all stay safe during the storms and flooding. I am praying for everyone.
nmcil12nmcil12 on June 10th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
thank you for posting these -

all my hopes go out to you for your safety - there has been so much tragic and utterly horrible things brought on by the forces of nature these last few weeks - all this destruction and tragedies -
Cordykitten: mrmonkeybottoms raining Buffycordykitten on June 10th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Oh no.. that looks horrible. To loose your whole house....
You can't run from water. :((
Stay save!
enigmaticbluesenigmaticblues on June 10th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Stay safe!
Carrie: XanderHappyDancerivertempest on July 23rd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
All I can say is WOW! I am absolutely in LOVE with your artwork that I just had to do the Happy Snoopy Dance! I love Waterhouse myself (hence my screen name - Rivertempest) Miranda and the Tempest being my favorite. Do you take requests? And while many artists just manip up to the point that it looks believable, your do so flawlessly! Your Gothic overtones and sepia work is breathtaking! Glad your nominated at the SOTHA awards - you SO deserve it!

Alisweet_ali on August 11th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Just dropping in with a hi and *hugs* Hope you and the family are doing well!
Karen: ani stickman wavekazzy_cee on August 18th, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
Hello!! Just popping in to make sure you are OK as you have been away for a little while now. I hope things aren't too busy and you are well.

This weekend was our second MidiMeet weekend for WriterConUK - and as you were kind enough to share some of your artwork last year in our Virtual Art Gallery, I hoped you wouldn't mind me doing the same this year. It was very much appreciated, and everyone enjoyed seeing it!

As an additional 'thank you' we thought you might like a banner (please don't feel you have to use either of them if you would rather not). The code links back to the writerconUK information page, but can always be removed.

Once again - thank you for sharing!

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Edited at 2008-08-18 10:08 am (UTC)