Monday, May 23, 2011

Vicksburg Flood 2011: Yazoo River Bridge/Redwood

 I rode up to the Redwood community Saturday morning to see how the Redwood Elementary School was faring and to also see how far over US 61 the floodwaters came. See for yourself! As always, click on the photos to enlarge them.
 Notice the sleeping dog. I let him lie.

 Dump trucks were running constantly while I was there. Some went up the exit ramp and then around, but some cut right through the water on the road. This is looking north.

Looking north. The Yazoo River bridge rises in the background.
 On top of the exit ramp looking south.

 On top of the exit ramp looking north.

 The Yazoo River from atop the bridge, looking west.
 The Yazoo River from atop the bridge, looking east. The guys in the boat looked like they were taking water measurements.

 The Great River Road.

 Notice the sleeping dog. He found some shade.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vicksburg Flood 2011: Aerial view

 I flew over downtown Vicksburg on Saturday. Here are some of the shots. It was extremely hazy. Stay tuned later this week for I have lots of more shots to post, including a ride on the Sweet Olive on Saturday afternoon, a walking trek to the top of the Yazoo River Bridge on US 61 North Saturday morning, and photos of the bridges during the thunderstorm at sunrise Saturday morning. Click on each photo to get a better view of the detail.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More from Day of the Crest

 Here is another set of photos taken on Thursday, May 19, the day the Mississippi River crested at 57.1 feet. These were taken mainly in the afternoon after work. The Lord gave me a beautiful sunset as a backdrop, just as he gave me a wonderful backdrop of white clouds that morning. You can see those in my post from yesterday. The photo above was taken driving west over the I-20 bridge and it shows how close the water got to the underside of the bridge.

 The photo above was taken from the Riverfront Park.
 Big River Shipbuilding

 All the homes above are on North Washington Street.
 Looking north. Taken from the parking lot of the Riverwalk Casino
 Taken from the parking garage of Ameristar

 Chickasaw Bayou Road

 North Washington Street and its HESCO bags
 Bethlehem M.B. Church on North Washington