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Sun Sep 4, 2022, 09:51 PM

Flooding washes away homes in southern Indiana; woman's body found downstream

Source: WLKY.

Torrential rains caused flooding in parts of Kentucky and Indiana on Saturday, and an area in southern Indiana got hit particularly hard.

According to the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency in Indiana, Brushy Fork Creek Road northeast of Madison was impacted by a devastating flash flood.

Officials report a woman's body was found 5 miles downstream that may be that of a woman whose home washed away.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday when 9 inches of rainfall in Switzerland and Jefferson Counties in just three hours caused the flood.

Read more: https://www.wlky.com/article/ema-flooding-washes-away-homes-indiana-jefferson-county-woman-dead/41074703#



NINE INCHES of rain. In SE Indiana - Mike & Greg Pence's district. Unprecedented. East Brushy Fork Creek is 2 miles from my sister's ridgetop home.

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maxsolomon Sep 4 OP
stopdiggin Sep 4 #1
Tumbulu Sep 4 #2
Kaleva Sep 5 #5
Tumbulu Sep 5 #8
Kaleva Sep 5 #10
Tumbulu Sep 5 #11
flying_wahini Sep 4 #3
orleans Sep 5 #4
Kaleva Sep 5 #6
WestMichRad Sep 5 #7
NickB79 Sep 5 #9
maxsolomon Sep 5 #12
Farmer-Rick Sep 6 #13

Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 10:11 PM

1. 9" of rain falling almost anywhere

(even over flat terrain) over a short period of time - means big trouble. Extreme (with a capital 'E') weather, folks.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 10:34 PM

2. Wow, what disasters the selfish people have caused

and it has only begun.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 10:00 AM

5. Most everyone has played a tole

I don't know of anyone who adopted a net zero emissions lifestyle 30 or do years ago when the warnings of climate change first appeared.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 03:08 PM

8. I did!!!! The Union of Concerned Scientists even had an online tool

to help people calculate their footprint and how to keep within the goals.

I guess it was pretty much only us scientists who cared and adopted lifestyles that were sensible and responsible.

To be blunt I am furious at those who did not.

I was so outraged then, that I decided to turn my fury into sequestering carbon on my own. On my own farm.

I barely keep my farm from going under financially, but I have documented carbon sequestration of 3.85 million Kg of carbon on my farm as of 2018, and it has only gone up since then. This translates to 750,000 gallons worth of oil pulled out of the atmosphere and placed deep below the surface in soil.

The more pissed off I get the more carbon I sequester.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 04:33 PM

10. I tried. Didn't have a car,...

walked or used public transportation where I needed to go, kept the thermostat down to 55 in winter (that sucked), cut up all cardboard and newsprint to put in the compost pile, shopped at a thrift store for 2nd hand clothes and household items, recycled the water from my shower to use to flush the toilet, took Navy showers, used the rinse water from my washing machine to use as wash water for the next load, tried to buy as much priced to sell food at the grocery store to save money and use the food for myself rather then it being thrown out by the store, used salved electrical wire to make clothes lines so I could hang dry my clothes instead of using a dryer.

It was interesting but rather labor demanding an sometimes uncomfortable. I had to wear a jacket in the house all day long during the winter.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 05:13 PM

11. Glad that you tried

I wish more had.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 11:03 PM

3. Horrible events like this are becoming far too frequent and the severity seems to be increasing.


I have experienced rain bombs and it is terrifying. We got about that much in Houston the years after IKE. Scary as hell.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 12:06 AM

4. how horrible. how will any news show explain to this red state that

THIS IS THE FUCKING CLIMATE CHANGE YOU'VE SAID DOESN'T EXIST
and shoved your heads up your collective asses and jerked off your guns for the past twenty years!

too soon?

9 inches in 3 hours! omg!

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Response to orleans (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 10:02 AM

6. It would behoove people here to start preparing

And one way is to move out of regions expected to be hard hit by climate change.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 11:07 AM

7. Flooding from storms just in the past couple of months:

Eastern Kentucky
St Louis Missouri
Dallas-Ft Worth Texas
Jackson Mississippi
Northwest Georgia
Southern Indiana
NW Yellowstone

Pretty sure Iíve missed a couple. Each of these from different storms. And hurricane season isnít to blame for any of them.

If youíre still denying that climate change is already upon us, youíre being willfully stupid.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 04:12 PM

9. And this is at only 1C of warming

In 30 years, we'll be at 2C.

In 50 years, pushing 3C.

By the end of the 21st century, 4C.

Even with rapid decarbonization of human civilization, we're starting to see positive feedback loops activate that will turn the Arctic, Siberian and North American taiga forests, and the Brazilian rainforest into carbon sources, emitting billions of tons of carbon on their own now. And industrial carbon sequestration isn't going to cut it.

When you start adding up all the massive economic blows we'll be seeing on a regular basis in 20 years, the odds of societal degradation and/or collapse start to go up rapidly. A billion dollar flood here, a billion dollar fire there, a crop-withering drought or two taking out breadbasket regions of the planet and causing food shortages regularly, rising sea levels flooding major cities, and pretty soon you've got large numbers of angry, hungry people on the streets or moving North, demanding relief that financially strapped governments can't provide any longer. And that's also fertile ground for authoritarian and fascist regimes to take root.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 5, 2022, 08:57 PM

12. that's a really good point.

it can get worse.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2022, 10:10 AM

13. Geez, that's almost a monthly total here

Imagine getting a months worth of rain in one day........wow

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