Flooding in Columbia: Send us your photos

Thursday, July 8, 2010 | 1:25 p.m. CDT; updated 12:07 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 9, 2010
Mike Denehy uses an axe to break apart Steve Windmoeller's couch on Thursday afternoon. Windmoeller's basement flooded with 4 feet of water Wednesday night, destroying his furniture.

What did it look like outside your windows last night?

We're hearing stories of flooded basements, trash strewn across neighborhoods and impassable trails and roads. Did you snap any photos last night or this morning? Or will you be out with a camera (or, frankly, just a cell phone) when more rain hits later today? We'd love to publish your images.

Send them to, and we'll add them to this gallery. Tell us where and when they were taken, and by whom.

A branch of an uprooted tree smoldered on a high voltage power line on Redbud Lane Thursday morning in Columbia's Quarry Heights neighborhood. The tree uprooted around 5:30 a.m., knocking down three understory trees and utility lines. The Columbia Fire Department, Water and Light Department and a tree removal service crew cleared debris and restored power to the block by 9 a.m.
Tires start to dry out on Thursday in the parking lot of the Scott Boulevard access to the MKT trail. The lot has been closed during bridge construction.
Route ZZ north of West Broadway and south of Interstate 70 was closed because of flooding on Thursday. The water began to dry up pretty quickly when the sun came out a little before noon. Jeff Thompson, a student at Columbia College who lives near route ZZ, said, “Last night there were 3 roads closed to flooding. It took me four tries to get home. It’s everywhere.”
Dozens of earthworms squirmed on onto Route ZZ on Thursday.
Bobby Schembre stands in the middle of West Boulevard near Ash Street on Wednesday afternoon. He said that about half an hour before the picture was taken, the water was about 2 feet high.
Reader Renee Hulshof shared this picture of the intersection of Wayne and Brandon Road. She said the water that looks like a river is actually the road. It was deep, and moving really fast. In that same neighborhood, she reports that one city drain backed up into a neighbor's patio, and then inside the house.
Reader Jamie Barnett sent in this cell phone picture, taken Wednesday on West Boulevard near Ash Street.
Flooding at 1207 W. Ash Street in Columbia on Wednesday afternoon, where the water was a foot deep in some places.
A car sits next to a stormwater drain on Ross Street in East Campus. Reader Betsy Raghu said the water, which is flooding driveways and yards, is at least 1 foot high in some places.
Heavy rain caused flooding on Stags Road off of Rock Quarry Drive, making the road impassable for most vehicles on Wednesday night.

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