The rain event of the last few weeks has set up a scenario that has lead to the worst flood in west Kentucky and the lower Ohio river basin since 1937; and in some cases worse. The object of this blog is to share info, photos and story's about the flood and it's effect on our community. Please share with me whatever you think will help accomplish this goal, and I will publish what I can.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Smithland's Defenses April 28th
It looks like they have wrapped up the levee effort in Smithland for the time being. Over 1 mile of sand has been put in place to protect the town up to 54 feet. The levee was made from "defencells". These look like giant honeycomb shaped sand bags that can be erected with much less effort than a traditional sand bag only levee. Sand bags are then placed on top to provide more height. This was an amazing feat to be accomplished in only 25 hours.