I hyperventilated just reading that. Big big tip of the hat to the volunteers that kept the horses under control and got all of them to safety.
I cannot imagine the panic of those horses swimming in their stalls. The creek had to have come up almost in the blink of an eye.
Flooding is the one thing that isn't an issue for us. If we ever get to the point that we're under water, there's no point trying to leave as most of the county would already be under water.
We're the second highest spot in the county and we have the best natural and fast run-off that a person could ask for.
Wind is another matter. I've been in the barn several times when I heard "The Train" up on the ridge and the barn shook a little
Our HO premium went up a whopping $200 this year because our insurance company asked for, and got, permission to raise everyone's rates from the Tennessee Insurance Commission. All thanks to the tornadoes, etc that this area has experienced since 2010. I knew a hike was coming but that was 20% of an already very pricey premium
I'm glad your barn wasn't caught up in all of that. These things become a lot scarier when they hit close to home