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Flooding by the Mo River
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Date: 6/16/11 5:23 PM

It's a mess in the Midwest. The Missouri is flooding towns along it's course, with parts of our interstate closed. Many have had to leave their houses. Nearly all of us emptied our basements. Life is about sandbagging, watching your house, and figuring out which roads are still open.
So far I am very, very lucky. I had time to move my basement/fabric stash to a storage area on high ground. My now-empty basement has stayed dry. Pump in place, etc.
Many others around here are swamped.
I can't tell you how glad I am I moved my sewing room upstairs last summer. It's interesting to figure out where in a storage stall is "that" certain fabric I want, but my machines and stash are safe.
Anyone else out there in flood area? I think the South by the Mississippi has trouble, also.

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Date: 6/16/11 5:54 PM

Lawrence and Parkville are sandbagging like mad to try and not let downtowns go through what they did in '93. This is really ridiculous since my gardens are getting desperate for a drink of rain. It may not be so bad for us since the levies north of here have breeched and some of the water as been diverted---poor people! Riverside may not have too much of a problem this time since they built flood gates to stopped the water.

Hope your house and everyone escapes the rising waters. We live on a hill, so we won't be effected, but you are right about trying to find roads that will be OK around all the water.

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Date: 6/17/11 6:20 PM

Flooding sucks. Since I've been here we flooded historically badly twice. I was lucky enough both time not to have to evacuate my apartment, but last summers flooding left the city without water for a week. Keep your bottled water on hand, and if they tell you to leave, you should leave. You can always replace stuff. All my prayers and happy thoughts for everyone over there in the flood zone

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Date: 6/17/11 11:53 PM

Best wishes to all of you!!

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Date: 6/27/11 1:24 PM

How are you all holding up?

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Date: 6/28/11 0:13 AM

Sorry, duplicate post.
-- Edited on 6/28/11 0:16 AM --

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Date: 6/28/11 0:15 AM

I have just a slight seeping in one corner of the basement, controlled with a box fan. Sump has not run. Still confined to the upstairs. We've had so much rain, that they will increase the outflow rate at the upstream dam yet again if it rains one more time. We had a nearly 2 inch rain last night. They already went beyond the "peak" they promised not to exceed.
In the nearby S. Dakota Dunes community, some are ok and some have several feet of water in their basements. Another community there has entire houses swamped.
Thank you for your concern. I'm holding out great so far. Downstream many people are not so lucky. Omaha is bad.


For some photos, look here: http://www.nylen.com/flood/20110610/
-- Edited on 6/28/11 0:20 AM --

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