On April 24, 2014 at 8:44am

dickfromafrica:

Hurricane Camille

In the mountain slopes between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, more than 26 inches (660 mm) of rain fell in 12 hours, but the worst was in Nelson County where 27 inches (690 mm) fell. There, rainfall was so heavy that reports were received of birds drowning in trees, cows floating down the Hatt Creek and of survivors having to cup hands around their mouth and nose in order to breathe through the deluge. Though the official rainfall was recorded as 27 inches, unofficial estimates are much greater. Some estimate that more than 40 inches of rain fell at Davis Creek. Most gauges were washed away; however, it was reported that an empty 55 gallon drum that was not even in the center of the heaviest rainfall had 31 inches of water in it after Camille passed. “So much rain fell in such a short time in Nelson County that, according to the National Weather Service at the time, it was ‘the probable maximum rainfall which meteorologists compute to be theoretically possible.’ “

The ensuing flash floods and mudslides killed 153 people. In Nelson County alone, 133 bridges washed out, while in some places entire communities were under water.

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

thelastofthewine:

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A post worth reading again 
On April 24, 2014 at 8:37am

thelastofthewine:

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A post worth reading again 

On April 24, 2014 at 8:24am

left-hand-black:

Sunn O))) concerts, some with Attila Csihar

(via thishumanlife)

michaelmoonsbookshop:

19th century leather bound book with marbled end papers
On April 23, 2014 at 6:17am

michaelmoonsbookshop:

19th century leather bound book with marbled end papers