Sunday, May 8, 2011

Road Closed

A bridge leading from Kentucky to Illinois.  It kind of says it all.

I'm somewhat disappointed that the national media has chosen to virtually ignore the devastation this part of the country has been dealing with for the last couple of weeks.  Since the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers have crested here and will slowly start to drop, the flooding will move south.  There are now people evacuating in Memphis, and Louisiana expects to see the effects of the flooding.  I'll bet ya' $5 that the flooding will be all over the national news once it hits Memphis.  Just wait and see.


Rink's Ramblings said...

I had to push my producer to run the video of the levee's being blown up the first night, explaining the magnitude of the situation. It's horrific what's happening. But you're right Hula, it won't be a story until Memphis is under water.

Jan n Jer said...

You are so right...I just saw Memphis and it's flooding on the national news this morning. At least we have you to keep us informed about your neck of the woods. Good luck1

Cruise Mom said...

You'll be winning that $5 - all of my major news sources, including the BBC, are covering the flooding in Memphis and I woke up hearing about it on the radio this AM here in NH. As far as the devastation in So IL and Western KY -- at least we have social media to keep us informed when the professional media fail to do so.

the parishioner who doesn't do anything said...

It already has.

"CAPTAIN DAVE" said...

Memphis was flooding at the same time as Paducah, and the river crested there yesterday (Tuesday) as it did in Paducah. News coverage has already moved on from Memphis to communities down river.

Americans have the attention-span of a gnat. We momentarily sensationalize one dramatic moment in time (a CNN announcer called the Mississippi River flood one "of Biblical proportions!"), then quickly look for the next thrill.

Does anyone remember what happened in Japan just two months ago? Something happened in the Gulf of Mexico 13 months ago. Any news coverage recently?

As in the good ol' days, local communities will just have to take care of their own.