Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/60 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 25 mm
White Balance: Manual
Being a photojournalist, you don't know what you will run into. Today was already a very packed day, however, everything seemed to work out. I was told that Andrews, Indiana had a flash flood and this effected about 60 homes.
A reporter and I took off together and wanted to see the after effects of the area. Since it was a flash flood, there wasn't a lot of standing water, but a lot of homes were damaged. I met a guy named Bob Duval that said he never saw it that bad.
His cat named Momma Kitty and Pitbull dog, Chloe, sat in the yard, wet and dirty. There were not too many sand bags, maybe because the flooding happened so fast. There were not a lot of people outside. It was cold and rainy. Most people were probably inside waiting for it to get warmer so they could start cleaning up the damage.
Some kids were taking a walk when I shot the photo we used on the front page of the paper. They were grandchildren of grandparents that lived in Andrews. They said they were just looking at the damage and were walking to Loon Creek to watch Norfolk Southern employees unload Riprap stone by the creek. I feel sad for these people. I am pretty sure everyone was safe and no one was injured during this flood.
- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist
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- Lara Neel, Visual Editor