And it rained!More than a foot of rain falls in area in past week, causing major flooding
April 27, 2011 at 4:41 p.m.
A woman standing on the opposite bank motions and shouts for the driver of the pickup truck to “go around” rather than drive through the storm waters. Flood waters covered Grant Street in Decatur, blocking the entrance to the apartments at the end of the street. Many other roads and highways were closed for a time on Tuesday as record rainfall amounts created raging rivers which overflowed roadways. -
Photo by Janelle Jessen
April of 2011 will go down in history as the wettest April in 85 years, according to records dating to 1926 kept by weather department observers.