We have had another round of strong storms that brought over 9 inches of rain. This has caused some major flooding problems again. A ballpark estimate of damage is anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 – that is just an estimate and could end up being higher. Last night, as stated on the news, there are over 100 roads in Vernon County under water or washed out.
The road that goes over the dry wash is completely gone and parts of the main road have washed out again.
Thanks to Jon Lyman and Matt Siler, we have a good video time line of the flooding. This really shows the amount of water that goes through the valley when we get heavy rains – it is amazing what water can do! Also, photos of the damage are posted here.
Last night, the Fire Department had us totally evacuate camp. So we quickly found places for our 12 summer staff, the 35 people that are here as a guest group, and the few that were here helping with Work Week. We are thankful that we had room for everyone and told them all we wanted to add a little adventure to their week!
Special Note: There is a lot of work to be done to clean up before campers come on Saturday, June 14th. We are thankful that it is currently Work Week and that we have some extra hands to help clean up. We would really appreciate any help you could give! There is a lot to be done to get camp ready for the summer without the flooding and now there is even more clean up to be done.
Please let us know if you are able to come and help out by contacting Missy at 608.634.4373 x21. We are having some problems with the phones and internet at times and are sorry for any inconvenience that may cause you. Again, please let us know if you plan on coming so we can plan meal times accordingly. Thanks!