Anybody south of Iowa on the Mississippi, watch out... The floods are coming your way.
Iowa Governor has declared 83 of 99 counties as State Disaster Areas.
78/99 counties under Presidential Disaster Proclamationhttp://flood2008.iowa.gov/index.php?topic=disaster
We saw 500 year flood levels.
We're past the critical stages here in Des Moines, IA. We did have one levee fail last weekend and that neighborhood was evacuated (still flooded). University of Iowa (Hawkeyes) had over a dozen buildings on campus flooded (Iowa City, IA). Pretty much the whole town of Cedar Rapids was and still is under water...
36,000 homeless in the state (20,000+ in Cedar Rapids area)
Additional LEOs are being called in from neighboring states to supplement local resources in flood zones of Cedar Rapids... The list goes on...
News, photos, videos here:http://www.iowaflood.com/
Near the end of may an F5 tornado ripped through small town Parkersberg, IA, killing 7, another 50 injured.
June 12, another tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa killing 4, another 40 injured.
Vid:http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video ... d=4174888n
TV camera crew that drove right into the same tornado just after it passed the scout camp. (the tornado formed so rapidly it was not on radar)http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article ... yid=514312
We've had a rough couple weeks up here I'd say.
Funny thing... we also saw "500 yr flood levels just 15 years ago". I think someone needs to rethink that.
We fared much better this time from all the work/improvements built after the 1993 flooding here.