Friday, June 13, 2008

The Wise Man built his house far away from the river....

So, little update, as most of you know we are flooding and we officially evacuated from out house yesterday. We went and packed up all of our valuables and took them with us and then just piled the rest of our stuff up high as far as we could. We have no idea when we will be able to get back in and try and salvage the rest of our stuff. Last night the water was close, but we thought that we would still be able to get back in this morning, to no avail. Our apartment was already flooding and there was no way to get in. Here are some pictures of the whole fiasco...




This is the front of our building tonight. Our apartment is the one in the back right. As you can see the water has invaded the entire front on the building and parking lot.





This is our back yard. We are the last apartment on the end...the most flooded one...




This is a few from the top of our street taken tonight. The river is supposed to go up another 5 feet...yuck





This is us just before we left the apartment. As you can see we have our bed, bookshelf, and other valuables on top of our dining table...note the sad faces. This really sucks...




Our friend was helping us move everything, here is a picture of his tetris genius at work...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More on the Flood

Here is an update to our flood. This picture is a view from our apartment parking lot into the street. Send brain waves our way...just make sure they are real waves! It is pretty crazy here...


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Our little Flood

So here in our little Eastern Iowa town, we have had what is known as a little flood. There is a park just a few miles from our house where the whole thing is under water. It is right on the edge of the river. There are park benches and BBQ's that are completely covered in water. It is nuts. They are comparing this to the big flood of '93. I guess that was a pretty bad flood. Right now they are saying that the river is about 7 feet above normal and is expected to rise another foot. Luckily I don't think that we have anything to worry about. The river about a half mile from our house is flooding too. It is pretty crazy. They have had to close a few streets because there is so much water overflowing from the river onto the streets. Here are some pictures from the river by our house.



So let's see...These trees are not supposed to be under water...






There is not supposed to be water to the left of these trees... The trees are supposed to be where the water stops... Not so much...






See those trees all the way in the back?? That is where the water is supposed to stop... So pretty much there shouldn't be water in this picture really.