Five Feet High and Rising

The rain has not stopped. Floods have been in the news since late 2010 with Australian state Queensland getting hard hit. Clear on the other side of the world, the Richilieu River breached it's banks and the already drenched region south of Montreal was further drenched with rain showers. In order to protect hundreds of homes, this weekend authorities in Manitoba cut a section of the dike along side the Assiniboine River in what was called a "harm reduction measure". Meanwhile the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are battling the great Mississippi to protect the likes of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Cairo, Illinois; and Memphis, Tennessee. Morganza through to Baton Rouge in Louisiana are dealing with the latest flood fears.
I started thinking of the 1960s Johnny Cash song Five Feet High and Rising.

Well, the rails are washed out north of town
We gotta head for higher ground
We can't come back till the water comes down,
Five feet high and risin'


  1. luckily, it's been nothing but sunshine and blue skies here in NJ.

  2. Forecast is for rain in Montreal for the rest of the week. I am hoping we see some sunshine by June.