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Flash Floods...  good name for them.

Danna's BBQ on 165 along Fall Creek.  Danna's was closed (after 9 pm).  Danna has her crew move their cars from the side lot to the from so that everyone can leave at the same time safely.  The last young lady had just parked her car and was walking to the door when a wall of water took her.  Danna watched as she was swept toward a fence, then towards the neighbor's parking lot (Fall Creek Motel and Steak House).  She caught a pole but lost grip.  That was the last Danna saw of her... she thought she was gone.  But she was able to grab the ladder next to the swimming pool and hold on until the water dropped.

The employees inside saw water gush in from everywhere, pinning them inside.  They got up on the counters in the kitchen, which has a raised floor, but the water kept coming up.  It moved everything in the dining room, refrigerators, appliances.  They stayed on the counter until the water went down.

They found the girl, alive and safe.

Fall Creek Motors - they had no time to move cars.  Not sure of the exact numbers but at least 3 are in the creek and 4 in Lake Taneycomo, probably more.  Ryan just boated up and spotted 4, located from the mouth to in front of the dock.  There are still several missing.  He said there's one in the creek that is unrecognizable.  He said it's blue, that's it.

More examples of the power of water.

Curtis, one of our maintenance people, headed to the resort after a call about water in a unit Saturday night.  He said when he pulled up to the low water spot where the church van went in, he turned around because the water was so high over the road, there was no way to get through.  He said the force of the water hitting the upside part of the bridge/road shot a wave of water 4-6 feet high over the road.  The van had already been swept in, Curtis was unaware of it.

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Let em stay as far as I'm concerned.  But don't get on TV crying for help and money when it floods.

Yep.  Levees don't solve flooding. They just make it someone else's problem.  I'm of the opinion to remove them all and let the flood plain be what it is supposed to be. Start using the funding that w

Like tornadoes floods are a natural event on a horrific scale. My heart Goes out the those who lost life and property.  These situations bring up many questions and a few comments, I guess I'll p

Like tornadoes floods are a natural event on a horrific scale. My heart Goes out the those who lost life and property. 

These situations bring up many questions and a few comments, I guess I'll play the devils advocate. Please except my apology if anyone is offended. 

What role do the local authorities play in clearly defining possible flood areas? 

What role can they play when any swale or low area can become a river? Forget the COE, their flood plain designations are useless when year after year levels rise to heights never seen. 

Isn't well past the time when public officials need to put as much effort into educating and warning drivers to not drive through water to the same level they warn the public of tornadoes? 

What responsibilities do property owners have to pay for the damages or to clean up the debris that their property caused? If I built a home overlooking a public road would I be responsible if my poorly located home tumbled down on the road? If I build a home over looking a river would I be responsible when my poorly located home tumbled into the river? 

Why don't we accept wise zoning and construct standards that would surely minimize property damage?  

Why don't those who advocate for minimum government intrusion into our lives also advocate for the tax payers who are footing the bills for clean up?

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17 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

They've lost cars through there before.

Not all the way to the lake... 

Me and Duane drifted close to them last evening and didn't see them.  But we weren't looking for vehicles, we were looking for fish.  DD actually threw his crank abit at the eddie formed by the rocks below the mouth and drug it out... I'm surprised he didn't snag one.

I'm going up there as soon as I can and look around.  I bet there's more than 4 in there.  And yes, the car people should pay to have them removed.

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2 hours ago, Greasy B said:

Like tornadoes floods are a natural event on a horrific scale. My heart Goes out the those who lost life and property. 

These situations bring up many questions and a few comments, I guess I'll play the devils advocate. Please except my apology if anyone is offended. 

What role do the local authorities play in clearly defining possible flood areas? 

What role can they play when any swale or low area can become a river? Forget the COE, their flood plane designations are useless when year after year levels rise to heights never seen. 

Isn't well past the time when public officials need to put as much effort into educating and warning drivers to not drive through water to the same level they warn the public of tornadoes? 

What responsibilities do property owners have to pay for the damages or to clean up the debris that their property caused? If I built a home overlooking a public road would I be responsible if my poorly located home tumbled down on the road? If I build a home over looking a river would I be responsible when my poorly located home tumbled into the river? 

Why don't we accept wise zoning and construct standards that would surely minimize property damage?  

Why don't those who advocate for minimum government intrusion into our lives also advocate for the tax payers who are footing the bills for clean up?

         Good questions Greasy. I wonder the same. Not getting political or pointing fingers just wonder how it all works,

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