Madison Indiana Photography

“Madison Indiana Flooding”

My,my it doesn’t take long for things to change.. Over the weekend I took a wonderful hike up Cooked Creek and shared some images with you that I thought conveyed the beauty of the area, and less than 72 hours later this same creek has become a roaring river after the torrential amounts of rain we have received this morning, 4-5 inches is what I heard last.  It could have been much worse and we could be in Louisville Kentucky where they received 6.5 inches in 75 minutes, a record for that amount of time !!

The images I am posting were all shot from a safe distance, if I were to venture into the areas I did this past weekend I would probably been under 20 ft of water, or floating down the Ohio River now !!  This creek can change it’s mood very quickly when we receive medium amounts of moisture but when we get rain like we did today it can become deadly, hopefully everyone was evacuated in time and got out intact.

The flooding in Louisville was incredible and if you get a chance to see it on TV you should take a look, I believe Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville were all underwater at sometime today, there were many water rescues and flooded homes and basements were widespread.  So as bad as it was here it could have been much worse in my opinion, unless your were one of the ones whose home was flooded along Crooked Creek, I am sure they are not feeling any better now.

So here are a few shots from the storm along the creek just to give you an idea was is going on here in our part of the world today !!






I am sure this song is appropriate for today as well .. 


August 4, 2009 - Posted by | blogging, creek, hiking, image, images, indiana, landscapes, life, Louisville Kentucky Flooding, Madison Indiana, nature, nature photography, photoblog, photographer, photography, photos, pictures, random, thoughts, Uncategorized, waterfalls


  1. Ouch! Water can be tranquil and peaceful at times and yet it has the potential for immense power. I feel for the folks who suffered damage.

    Comment by montucky | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. It was a hell of a lot of rain Terry, the only good thing to come out of it for me is it has kept our streams running nice when they are usually dry this time of year !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  3. Definitely a lot of water-falling. Love the songs you’ve been sharing, too…

    Comment by Bo | August 6, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Bo I thought it was appropriate for the circumstances !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. Wow, Bernie, that is an impressive amount of water. Stay safe and dry!

    Comment by The Right Blue | August 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Bobbie, it was quite a sight to witness thats for sure !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  5. Oh my! Be careful!

    Comment by Lana | August 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Lana, it was really not too bad I was pretty far away !

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  6. Nice reportage and coverage ! The waterfall looks big with the amount of water flowing down !!

    Do be careful when taking photos in such weather conditions !


    Comment by JH | August 8, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks JH it could be really nasty if you got into the creek and went down !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  7. Amphibious cars are looking better all the time!

    Comment by Mark | August 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Or maybe we could get a car wash out of the deal 😉

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  8. nice to see that you shot them and its a good reportage!

    Comment by joshi daniel | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  9. I saw the news footage in Louisville and am sure glad that I do not live there anymore! The public library looked especially bad.

    Glad you are ok though.

    Comment by Richard Wong | August 19, 2009 | Reply

    • It was kinda of exciting for me, but it was a pain for the people who lost their belongings !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 21, 2009 | Reply

  10. wow, that looks like some serious flooding!

    Comment by ankush | August 19, 2009 | Reply

    • It was pretty nasty there for a while !!

      Comment by Bernie Kasper | August 21, 2009 | Reply

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