Thursday, June 12, 2008

Stormy weather

So, yeah. Been a bit exciting here, weather-wise in the last 24 hours.

My dad's been down sandbagging for the past three days at Oakville. He's now saying that it's not "if" but "when" the levee is breached. And this is before we got about an inch of rain this evening.

We've been watching a steady stream of grain trucks emerge from the road to the river bottoms. Can't let the grain get flooded out. With the current price of corn? Fuggedaboutit.

Also, the amount of semis bearing livestock is simply amazing. Most animals can swim, but not in flood water. Poor things.

Annnnnd, we had tornado warnings tonight. I was home alone, and managed to scare poor QB (out for cocktails with the girls) to death with texts like-

I'm in the basement with Holden. Funnel cloud just went overhead.

The main problem is, as I've stated before, we live where the Iowa River drains into the Mississippi (which really isn't that bad). However, the Iowa has several rivers that drain into it, and they've all experienced massive amounts of rain. Hence, the problem.

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