“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
Hello dear friends! I know a lot of times, I start off a post with a report of our ever-changing weather here in the Appalachian Foothills. We are fortunate to be able to experience all four seasons in the South…and sometimes it seems like we can experience all four within the same week! Just this month, we have had bone chilling temps in the teens, followed by sunny skies and a high of 78. Last week, it was rainy and gloomy everyday, so when rain stopped and the sun decided to come out on Sunday and Monday, it was very welcomed!
But the rain we had last week wasn’t just your typical week of rain…it has brought about record setting water levels here in our county and in surrounding areas. The weather around us has been a lot more than small talk. We are under a flood warning until Friday. The Coosa River is slightly above flood stage level as of Monday morning and is expected to finally fall below flood stage on Friday morning according to our local EMA. However, with more rain in the forecast, that could change. Weiss Lake, which is near our home, has major flooding with schools closed. The lake is a huge recreational area with summer homes lining its banks. And this is just here in our area. I know that the weather across the nation has been difficult with record rainfall and heavy snow. My prayers and thoughts continue for all those affected. To some, it may just be another day of rain or snow, but to others, it is life altering.
Our son was contacted by the EMA to take some drone footage last Friday. Our very popular Noccalula Falls has been roaring with all of the rains! Be sure to check out more photos and videos on his Facebook page.
Roadways that are near creeks!