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Cedar Rapids, IA Flooding

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
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1,824
Colorado
Have you guys seen anything in the news about this?

http://www.gazetteonline.com/



It's where I'm originally from. I just found out that my biological mother and half-sister have been evacuated as the water is rising in their neighborhood.

Kinda weird when something like this hits home/close to home...
 

moff_quigley

Why don't you have a seat over there?
Jan 27, 2005
4,403
2
Poseurville
I have family north of there in Cedar Falls/Waterloo and south in Washington. I guess I should give them a call.
 

r464

Turbo Monkey
Oct 17, 2006
2,608
0
Earth

Mississippi River, 1979


View in 1993

Anyone that has never seen major flooding must be completely unaware of what is going on the the world...
 

j.les

Monkey
Jul 21, 2007
475
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Chicago
I have a friend who lives there. He says 1 of the 2 hospitals are shut down due to flooding. Major shortage of water there. About 4,000 homeless as well.

He works at a bank and said lots of people came in to withdraw money to go stay in hotels, and he got to hear a lot of the people's sob stories.

These are pics he posted, not sure if he snapped them.



In this pic, he said these railroad cars were filled with gravel to hold the bridge in place, but has since been washed away, train and all.