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.
Folks 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.
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.