View near city hall along Little Webb Creek. Normally the creek is just wide enough for a man to jump across.
Not a good time to be on the playground.
Looking upstream several hours after crest.
Several hours later, the creek is back in its banks.
Looking downstream in the school’s front parking lot. The water has come down significantly by this time, or the photographer would not have been able to stand here.
The flooding creek is between 100 and 150 feet wide at this time.
Looking across the creek from in front of the school. Water was over this bridge. Normally the creek is just out of sight from this point.
Looking upstream in front of school. The water was over the top of the bridge railing at its crest.
More water behind the school.
Looking downstream in front of the school. Notice the standing wave in the foreground. This indicates very rapidly flowing water, and produces an undertow that is extremely dangerous.
After the crest. Water was up to the windows of these cars and about three feet deep in the school.
From across the street. Water has come back down, but is still about a foot deep inside the school. This is plenty deep enough to wash a person away. Eighteen inches of moving water will wash away most cars.
Water, water, everywhere.