Destroyed fencing and logs from the neighbor's pile.
The is the Illinois Bayou. We own 4000 feet of frontage along it where our bottom hay fields are. The first row of trees and brush you see (not the three in the mid-ground) sit along the edge of an embankment. Twenty feet below is the normal water level of the river. As you can see, the river has completely filled it's "valley" and risen several feet above the level of dry land on the top of the embankment. This picture was taken AFTER the flood in the fields had receded. If we had been standing on this spot at the time of the flash flood we would have been killed. Happily, our house is on much higher ground at least 1/2 mile from the river. Our yard was a pond, but our house is fine and so are the barns. It will take us all summer to clean up that mess and repair the fencing. UGH!