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Old 06-11-2008, 01:00 PM
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Rain Rain Go Away

Was wondering anyone been badly affected by all the rain and floods. Midwest has been lately alot of rains ,severe flooding worse then 93. Des Moines, Cedar Falls, Waterloo have mandatory evactuations in affected areas. Seen on tv lot of towns close to rivers or creeks been widely flooded. Some towns only one way in or out if the roads are high enough. Some tv crews from the national news reporting, in affected areas.

The ground is so saturated won't hold anymore rain it seems, our house sits on top of a hill first time in 14 years had water in basement, spent sun ,putting in a sump pump., really feel for those flooded completely out and nothing to return too.

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:12 PM
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High and dry here in Ohio but I hear our neighbor to the west, Indiana, is getting hammered too.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:19 PM
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Until Yesterday it was just the opposite here so dry nothing will grow. the grass on the septic tank but no where else .

I have only mowed 2 times this year & it was to chop up the leaves.

I feel for those people .

As if there is not enuf stuff to worry about. Then to have your home get sucked up into a river that was not there before

We are supposed to get some more rain today ...I will believe it when I see it. I feel for the farmers & people who are in the landscaping businesses here.





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I live in Sheldahl Iowa. I am in central part of state just south of Ames Iowa. IN 93 the water never got close enough to worry about over at my shop at my fathers house. Saturday the water was about 5-10 feet from the east door and with sunday mornings heavy rain the shop is flooded. The water now is about 30 feet past the west side and in front of it to the north. I am slowly moving stuff out into my new shop which isnt finished so I can eventually get back to work on some projects. There is about 8" of water in there and I drove past it last nite on the way home from work and since it had started raining about 11pm last nite and just ended here around 6:30 am or so its worse now than sunday when I was there.

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:14 AM
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We've had a couple of nasty thunder storms that have done some damage in some areas here in my part of upstate NY - but bypassed my house - and darn little bad weather - just enough to keep my lawn almost fully green and the lawn mower cranked up on a weekly basis. My thoughts go out to those that have lost so much this year. Then add the high costs of gas, diesel and even groceries - phew.

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Old 06-12-2008, 12:53 PM
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Cedar Rapids Ia;; levee break all of downtown underwater,, took out a railroad bridge with cars on it,, bad, bad tale last night western Iowa tornado struck a Boy Scout camp 4 teenagers killed I believe many injured,, about all of Iowa rivers some 10+ feet past flood stage....
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:11 PM
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The floods of 2008

Here was highway 25 this morning just south of the Greenfield Iowa exit off of I-80.



Numerous roads are closed here.
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It's going to be a while before anybody can drive down this gravel road. Middle river is pretty wide now.






This gravel road goes to the tree line and curves to the left. Some of my employer's corn fields are on both sides of this road. I have driven a semi down this road, but I'm not going to try it today.
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:53 PM
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Wow, Dudes, our thoughts and prayers go out for you guys. We are usually the ones that get the monsoon rains and tornadoes down here in the South but we have been "very" lucky this year.

Best to all of you,
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:23 PM
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We're in a drought status here, sure wish there was a way to take some of the water off your hands. Stay safe.
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