Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Flooding in Des Moines
If you haven't heard, parts of downtown Des Moines are slowly flooding. Luckily our house is in Waukee (that's in the country for you city folks) and we aren't close to any of the main rivers. With all of the revitalization of downtown Des Moines its sad that there will have to be so much work done to get things back to where they were.
We weren't here for the 1993 flood, but the news says the city is better prepared this time with new levees and more time to prepare. In Iowa, sandbagging has a whole different meaning than it does in the game of Spades.
It poured this morning and there is more rain expected in the river basins north of Des Moines. The river is apparantly rising faster than expected and there is a fear that Des Moines may lose power. Lots of businesses are closed.
Here are some recent pictures of the flooding.
This is a pretty good link to track what's happening. http://iowaflood.com/