by Brenda Nelson April. 26, 2011 2987 views

We have had 4 days of rain that has resulted in severe flooding throughout Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri. Local roads are washed out and all the ditches are overflowing across the highways. Thankfully, Larry and I are high enough to not be in danger of water levels. And we live among many hills and valleys, so much of the 12+ inches of rainfall has run into the lakes and rivers. However, the Weather Channel just announced that there are breaches along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers.

Our golf course is completely covered in water - all the fairways and ponds look like rivers!

I tried to run outside for a few shots between the blinding rain, the 40 mph winds, and the constant lightning! What we won't do for a shot!!

In the back of our house, to the right of our patio, the golf course looks like rivers of rushing water!

To the left of the house, there are rivers of water feeding into our little pond. Just a few minutes earlier, this tree was sideways in the wind!

The rains have washed out the white sandtraps and the water is over the 2-foot rock wall that surrounds the green! (Two little ducks didn't seem to mind!)

The edge of our pond used to be at the red stake - and those 2 trees are in the next fairway!

During the heaviest rainfall, it was a little scary!

After the tornado warnings were dismissed, I caught this shot of another pond that was spilling over and adjoining our smaller one.

This shot taken from the front of the house shows white rapids on Big Creek, rolling down #10 fairway!

But, it could be worse….my daughter Amy took this photo of a golf course in Northwest Arkansas. If you look carefully to the right of the big tree, you'll see a flag on a green that is submerged!

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Graham 6 years ago

great shots hope things well be ok for you...stay dry

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Juhász Imre 6 years ago

Awesome shots!
Take care!

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Julie 6 years ago

Yowzers! Arkansas has been hit hard! Can't believe that is Big Creek...hard to imagine.

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Ray 6 years ago

And Noah speaks back... "Where is that lazy husband of yours, woman? Get him up and at! Plans can be found on the web at 'God's Fleet and other helpful projects.HeavenOnEarth' "

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Renato Martins 6 years ago

Incredible... Very good report. Great colors

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Threepeas 6 years ago

I've been watching the weather reports on the news...I'm glad you're safe. Those are some great pics.

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Beth 6 years ago

oh my I hope the weather clears soon. I've been hearing reports of the damage in the area so you've been on my mind. Be safe. Great captures.

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Karman 6 years ago

WoW! Please be safe. What a beautiful set.
Our Prayers are going up for you. May you and yours be safe and protected. :)

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Darlene Foster 6 years ago

The weather has been very challenging in many parts of the country this year! I hope you weather this storm without too many ill effects!

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 6 years ago

the last one is more beautiful!

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Marsha 6 years ago

I think you and Larry better get building!! Unbelievable storms you all are having! Great shots of the deluge, Storm-chaser, but please be careful!!!!

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Tom 6 years ago

Thats alot of rain, and I thought I needed an ark

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Eric J H Joyce 6 years ago

Awesome post, I wish you well.

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Kaitlyn 6 years ago

WOW..Glad you guys are fine.

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Pauline Wilson Brooks 6 years ago

Intrepid….. wonderful shots of extreme weather.

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Lynn 6 years ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! It must of been pretty scary...I'm glad your alright. You captured some great footage Brenda...now don't be too brave to get that extreme shot...hehe :))

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Neil 6 years ago

Great shots, Brenda !! That's a whole lot of water, you and Larry got going on ! Should you buy some dive gear for your golf balls or GPS ??

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Jeff Cornish 6 years ago

Wow Brenda! I feel like I am there with these great shots! I am glad you escaped the water. Such extreme weather these days. Stay safe!

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Larry Nelson 6 years ago

Hand me my water wedge - I think I've got this shot!~

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Agnes Felber 6 years ago

I was spending half my day in my "tornado shelter" while the sirens were blaring here in Memphis, too!
More to come tomorrow, they said, and even the day after! Be safe!

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Brian 6 years ago

Wow, thats a lot of water. You know when the sandtraps become water hazards you are in trouble:)

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Becky 6 years ago

Great post. I have heard the weather channel say the amount of tornados is twice what's normal. Quite a spring!

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