Friday Fictioneers 18 October, 2013: Rain


The rain fell for days, and then fell some more.  The Missouri and Ohio as they met became fuller.  The army corps of civil engineers asked for volunteers to put sandbags along the levee raising it higher to protect the farm lands and small towns from their raging fury.

Rain…still more rain, and then they decided to blast a part of the levee to protect the Cairo, Illinois population.

Missouri’s protests overturned saved Cairo  from being flooded as her namesake had been so often in the past. Still the water’s were ankle high.

Rivers…something to reflect upon.

Word count: 97 words

Article:  Levee Blasted Along Mississippi River to Spare Cairo Ill.

Written for Friday Fictioneers

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers 18 October, 2013: Rain

  1. This was one of the things that was difficult when there was so much flooding on the Mississippi–which levees would be broken and what would be flooded. There were no good answers. When farmland was flooded, those people lost everything for many years to come and of course, no one wants to flood towns, either. I’m glad your family was spared.



    • They’re further south, but lived the drama through them anyway as they were having problems with lakes and overflows, but nothing like alone the Ohio-Missouri.


  2. We had a terrible flooding incident in our province earlier this year in which people had to be evacuated from certain parts of the city. Rain is so devastating when there is too much or too little. Very thought provoking post. 🙂


    • We should learn to respect rivers especially. Here in Italy where many cities are built around, over and beside rivers we very often have some tragic flooding events. Luckily River Sarca and our other rivers haven’t visited tradgedy on Trentino for quite a long time, but the province works hard keeping the rivers cleared of debris etc.


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