The Great Flood Of April 28 – 30, 2017

Over the past three days we in Carbondale, Illinois have received over 11 inches of rain.


It has rained so much and so fast that University Hall, on the Campus of Southern Illinois University had to evacuate 180 residents due to flooding.  The following are photos from the SIU Newspaper, The Daily Egyptian.



042917_Flooding_04_WEB_JW-1Folks that have been in Southern Illinois longer than I have, and I have been a resident for over fifty years, say that this is the worse flooding that they can remember.

IMG_0005 2 Someone sent my friend, Ryan Cheek, this photo looking north on highway #51 leaving Carbondale.

The only good thing that has come from our April Deluge is that our beautiful Campus Lake, which had been drained to remove toxic algae, has been restored to its’ former splendor…almost overnight.




A Photo by University Photographer, Steve Buhman, uploaded from Facebook.

In contrast to its’ dredged look.



Mother Nature has a way of instructing us that no matter what our plans are…she can disrupt them.




12 responses

  1. God knows exactly what we need at all times. Prayers for safety to all!

    1. Thanks very much. 🤠

      1. My pleasure and my good wishes for all in your area.

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    1. My pleasure. I am enjoying your writing! 🤠

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  3. Yeah thats a lot of rain but I remember guys kayaking in the Morris library parking lot

  4. Wow. So close to me and I don’t think I saw how extensive the flooding was. I live in Western, Ky., around Paducah. These photos are amazing and I hope all is well now.

    1. Thank you my friend. Yes, the water is receding slowly. There are still some flooded streets. 🌊💦

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