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Last week we had in excess of 8+ inches of rain, storms and flooding here in southern Louisiana. Carol and I could not attend a show we were scheduled to do at orange Beach, AL because the only road going and coming to our house was flooded at the bridge over the creek.

We walked down to the bridge yesterday (about a half mile from our house) and wondered if we will be able to get out in time for the show we have planned next weekend in Fairhope. The Amite River, Bayou Manchac and Muddy Creek are all expected to crest sometime tomorrow... and that means the water will most certainly be at its highest point at the bridge. With more rain expected this Thursday thru Saturday the water levels will have a tough time receding. 

At least the house, barn and sheds are high and dry...

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Comment by Greg Little on March 16, 2016 at 11:57am

Hey Barry...I've been reading the computer about the flooding on the Texas/Louisiana routes and have made those drives many times. I'm glad it is not a route i have to take currently.

This is our first time doing Fairhope and i am looking forward to it.

Comment by Greg Little on March 16, 2016 at 11:54am

Kendra, it is looking a bit better of a forecast on WKRG than on weather.com

Most of the flooding near us is hopefully avoidable with different routes than we would normally take and i feel we will be able to successfully get to Fairhope... 

Comment by Barrie Lynn Bryant on March 16, 2016 at 8:17am

I've been thinking about you and your home, Greg. Gosh, I don't miss the southern rain and flooding. That stuff happening on Louisiana-Texas border is horrible. Deweyville, TX is nearly completely wiped-out. Now I-10 is flooded and closed just south of Deweyville. My wife and I once drove that road from Port Arthur to Cameron just below Sabine Lake and Wildlife Refuge. It was a real treat.

Yep, hope it all recedes so you can get to Fairhope. We were there last year and it rained during the early a.m. and cleared up before the show opened. We dodged a big one. We'll miss being there since it's a solid show with plenty amenities. If you're in the Chamber show, they have plenty of grits and other good eating for breakfast. Just a fine committee of folks there. We love Fairhope. WOOHOO!

Comment by Kendra Bennett on March 16, 2016 at 7:58am

Our Local weather says it's not so bleek for this weekend. Check out WKRG. Hope you are able to make it.

Comment by Greg Little on March 16, 2016 at 12:19am

The water from the creek that flooded the small bridge has gone down and it is now drivable. The road/bridge is the only way in/out to my house.

I noticed that more rain ...80% is predicted for Thursday - SAturday both here and at the Fairhope show we are doing....rain rain go away...pleeez...

Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on March 16, 2016 at 12:12am

I have seen some devastating photos of southern flooding on TV.  I had no idea all that was going on.  We are supposed to get pounding rain here in Michigan tonight.  It hasn't started yet.  Half the time the weather guys are wrong. 

Hope things begin drying up for you.

Comment by Greg Little on March 15, 2016 at 1:03pm

If there is anyway possible to go we will definitely go...I've been looking forward to Fairhope and don't want to miss it.

Comment by Kendra Bennett on March 15, 2016 at 12:00pm

Oh no, I know it's hard to leave when you think of the destuction that could happen but are you able to get out now and head towards Fairhope early ?


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