June 11, 2008


During the floods of '93, I helped evacuate people and move furniture to higher ground and all kinds of fun stuff. (It actually was fun, if only because my own home was not in any danger.)

Now I have a broken and badly sprained ankle and foot and spend most of my time figuring out how little I have to move while still doing things like grocery shopping and bathing.

I am useless.

Oh, and in case y'all are not aware...I'm not kidding around about this flooding stuff. It's a Big Deal and will only get bigger in the near future.

The building in the upper middle part of the pic? That's a dorm.
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UPDATE 4:30--Cedar Rapids has mandatory evacuations underway for the 500-year flood range. And Iowa City has asked for more volunteers to raise the sandbag walls a couple more feet.

Anybody hear that? It's an...it's an impact tremor, that's what it is...I'm fairly alarmed here.

This does not bode well for people living in first-floor apartments near Clear Creek. Will save me the trouble of moving all my stuff in August, though.

Posted by Jennifer at June 11, 2008 12:41 PM | TrackBack


Wow, Jen, I hope you are ok.

A friend of a friend of mine is deployed to Iowa with a FEMA detail. They told her to go ahead and line up her petsitter through October.

Posted by: nic at June 11, 2008 05:32 PM