Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Middle River floods in central Shenandoah Valley

The high water sign was warning of ...

... this roadway in western Augusta County where water from the Middle River was several feet deep. After 24 hours of steady downpours, creeks and rivers overflowed their banks all over the Shenandoah Valley. Public schools in Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Orange, Madison, Nelson, and Rockbridge were closed on Monday due to flash flooding.

Utility post in the overflow of the Middle River where it flows under Rt. 250 west of Staunton. The bridge is to the far right of the photo ... everything else is normally a field but on Monday had turned into a huge lake.

The back yard of friends' home on the Middle River normally extends to where the trees can be seen in the middle of the water. They were safe in their house high on the hill.

View of the flooded Middle River from our friends' rear deck.

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