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MarkEdwards
05-02-2010, 08:00
I had a friend on a newsgroup mention that her parents were concerned about the distillery at Lynchburg, what with all the flooding in that part of the country. Has anyone heard how the distilleries are faring?

At least her parents have got their priorities set right. :lol:

Dramiel McHinson
05-02-2010, 18:54
I had a friend on a newsgroup mention that her parents were concerned about the distillery at Lynchburg, what with all the flooding in that part of the country. Has anyone heard how the distilleries are faring?

At least her parents have got their priorities set right. :lol:

Lynchburg is well drained to the east and south and the warehouses are nestled on the tops of hills behind the distillery. If the welcome center and distillery flood then the town center will be in a world of hurt too. The whiskey already in the barrel is safe and will be available long enough for Mr jack to dig out and distill anew.

cowdery
05-02-2010, 20:30
The incredible thing about this is that two years ago they were suffering a long drought and in danger of having to slow production, though it never actually came to that.

I'm in Louisville right now and there's been a lot of rain, but no talk of flooding.

barturtle
05-03-2010, 00:58
It seems that New Haven is mostly underwater and Beam in Boston is supposedly going to be closing some floodgates later today. BT, WT, FR are all built on hilltops and would not likely flood. Makers is probably loving life as this would be refilling its reservoir. B-F is not, if I recall, in an area of Louisville that floods, which would hold true for HH as well.

p_elliott
05-03-2010, 08:08
It seems that New Haven is mostly underwater and Beam in Boston is supposedly going to be closing some floodgates later today. BT, WT, FR are all built on hilltops and would not likely flood. Makers is probably loving life as this would be refilling its reservoir. B-F is not, if I recall, in an area of Louisville that floods, which would hold true for HH as well.

I don't recall the warehouses but as for the distillery it's self BT sets right on the river they have high water marks from previous floods. The distilling is probably shut down for the summer any way but not bottling.

kickert
05-03-2010, 09:46
We have been hit hard in BG, but not as hard as Nashville. People affiliated with Corsair have had their homes flooded and still don't know the extent of the damage.

p_elliott
05-03-2010, 09:51
We have been hit hard in BG, but not as hard as Nashville. People affiliated with Corsair have had their homes flooded and still don't know the extent of the damage.


Are you OK Ben ???

etohchem
05-03-2010, 13:13
Here are some pix from the back of the distillery if you have ever looked out the back of the dry house. usually this is a 40 foot drop to the river.

Etohchem

kickert
05-03-2010, 14:42
Are you OK Ben ???
Everyone connected to the distillery and everyone I know is okay, but some have lost most of what they own.

What is so horrible about this extent of damage is that many (most??) won't have flood insurance on their homes because they are so far away from flood levels they never thought they would need it.

Here in Bowling Green, the Barren River is more than a mile outside its banks at points.

callmeox
05-03-2010, 14:50
Here are some pix from the back of the distillery if you have ever looked out the back of the dry house. usually this is a 40 foot drop to the river.

Etohchem

The KY river at Frankfort was sitting at about 10ft Sunday morning and is now around 37 feet and still rising.

When I stood by the dryhouse and looked at the high water marks there, I was stunned at how much water had to be in that channel for it to get that high. I'm still amazed.

Frankfort:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lmk&gage=fftk2&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

Boston:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lmk&gage=bsnk2&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

Bowling Green:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lmk&gage=bwgk2&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

craigthom
05-03-2010, 14:57
There was some flooding in Louisville yesterday. I saw some video of cars stuck on flooded streets. Louisville was on the north edge of the storms.

I have a cousin in Nashville who lives on the river, but apparently the bank is high enough that he doesn't have water in his yard yet.

smokinjoe
05-03-2010, 15:21
Here are some pix from the back of the distillery if you have ever looked out the back of the dry house. usually this is a 40 foot drop to the river.

Etohchem

Wow. Here is a picture of the distillery from the river that Chuck posted last August. Is the place you took the picture from shown in his shot?

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=178131&postcount2

cowdery
05-03-2010, 20:47
I'm going to Loretto in the morning. Wish me luck.

whskylvr
05-03-2010, 21:52
Ben,

Hope you and the family are okay. Let me know if I can do anything.

I would also like to wish all those involved in the floods my best wishes and quick recovery.

pepcycle
05-04-2010, 20:47
I've stood on the little balcony that Truman shows in his photo. It's in the middle section of the Smokin' Joe photo about 3 stories up.

I just escaped the commonwealth on Sunday Morning. Driving Rain till Charleston, WV.

Every stream, river, branch swollen beyond its banks and covering 3 digit or more roads.

Even some 2 digit roads had pooling and bridges covered.

After 12 years in KY, this was the worst 48 hrs of rain I've ever seen.

jwistuber
05-05-2010, 19:42
My heart goes out to everyone in that part of the country. Stay safe and know that we in Arizona are keeping you in our prayers.
John

TNbourbon
05-06-2010, 18:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFjaQoOdJvI
http://www.section303.com/we-are-nashville-4366

We're fine.
This was a 500-year flood, and the greatest rainfall total over 36 hours in recorded history here: 11-15 inches locally. Other places (Nashville, for example) had more. On May 2, it was the wettest May EVER in Middle Tennessee, and the 16th wettest month EVER on record. Think about that -- what would you do if someone poured a foot-and-a-half of water onto your property RIGHT NOW?!
My two immediate, next-door neighbors and I are the highest properties in the neighborhood (Did I know this when purchasing last year? Yes, I noted it. Did I think it would matter this much? Not in 500 years!:shocked:). Luckily, I remained high and (relatively) dry. My neighbors across the street (two directions) had up to 1-1/2 feet of water in their homes. A low-lying home six lots down our undulating street fared even worse, with four feet in his yard (and home) -- and we're more than a half-mile from the nearest running water!
In the end, this probably will be the costliest, non-hurricane natural disaster in American history. Thanks for noticing (not many did:skep:).