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L A F

Posts: 8388

Davenport, Iowa, US

...no hot dogs for you!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q82/ChicagoNix/mighty_zps29987a00.jpg

Seriously though, the flooding is insane.  Manhole covers popping off, basements with 3 feet of water, and the bike trail is completely nonexistent.  Shit, on some streets cars are floating away.

It doesn't even feel like it's rained that much!

Ai.

Apr 18 13 09:24 am Link

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L A F

Posts: 8388

Davenport, Iowa, US

Perhaps my new favorite photo ever.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q82/ChicagoNix/lemons_zps401ed66d.jpg

Apr 18 13 09:45 am Link

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Kincaid Blackwood

Posts: 23404

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Damn, yo.


Ol' Man River (as people called in my home town) doesn't fuck around. Growing up in Memphis we were fortunate to live on the Bluff side. The rising river might flood (the appropriately-named) Riverside Drive but it never went much further than that. The Bluff is pretty damned high.

Apr 18 13 09:49 am Link

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L A F

Posts: 8388

Davenport, Iowa, US

Kincaid Blackwood wrote:
Damn, yo.


Ol' Man River (as people called in my home town) doesn't fuck around. Growing up in Memphis we were fortunate to live on the Bluff side. The rising river might flood (the appropriately-named) Riverside Drive but it never went much further than that. The Bluff is pretty damned high.

Our River Drive (also appropriately named) floods when the river does.  The river actually isn't too high right now so I'm kinda surprised it's to the hot dog stand, but that's also near a boat dock.  The rest of the river has a retaining wall to try and keep it in check.

When the Mississippi really wants to flood, it goes all out.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q82/ChicagoNix/flood2_zps3bc6bf46.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q82/ChicagoNix/flood1_zps2a611397.jpg

Apr 18 13 09:57 am Link

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Eclectic Vision

Posts: 8214

Toledo, Ohio, US

http://www.funnysigns.net/files/no-swimming1.jpg

Apr 18 13 12:46 pm Link

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DarcieK

Posts: 10874

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

There's a huge possibility of flooding happening here after all the snow has melted. It's http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngsad

Apr 18 13 12:56 pm Link

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-Nicole-

Posts: 19209

Madison, Wisconsin, US

Yikes!!

The Wisconsin River shot up too.

Although with the drought we've had the past couple of years the extra moisture is nice but...it can stop raining/snowing anytime now hmm

Apr 18 13 01:16 pm Link

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L A F

Posts: 8388

Davenport, Iowa, US

Eclectic Vision  wrote:
http://www.funnysigns.net/files/no-swimming1.jpg

lol

Apr 18 13 02:28 pm Link

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L A F

Posts: 8388

Davenport, Iowa, US

DarcieK wrote:
There's a huge possibility of flooding happening here after all the snow has melted. It's http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngsad

I'm not in the flood plane for the river, and thankfully no one in my family has a house that gets water in the basement.  So although I don't enjoy the flooding, I don't really hate it either...well, except for all the road detours and the fact that it makes the pothole problem worse.

I do feel for everyone that has to deal with it though.  It's not an easy task repairing flood damage and it's a lot of extra stress that people don't need.

Apr 18 13 02:29 pm Link

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L A F

Posts: 8388

Davenport, Iowa, US

-Nicole- wrote:
Yikes!!

The Wisconsin River shot up too.

Although with the drought we've had the past couple of years the extra moisture is nice but...it can stop raining/snowing anytime now hmm

Our creeks are most of the trouble.  Davenport has a lot of protective measures regarding the Mississippi (though it does still flood every few years), and the hot dog stand is always the first victim, but when Duck Creek floods...that's hell.  There are lots of houses right along the trail  (the bike trail follows the creek) and when Duck Creek goes out of it's bank it wreaks havoc.  Drowns out entire streets, ruins homes...just nasty.  I think the last time it flooded was 10 years ago or so, and now I fully understand why everyone was so upset about it happening last time.

Isn't your area expecting more storms tonight?  We're still getting a little bit of rain, but not much.  :fingers crossed: it stops for good soon.

Apr 18 13 02:32 pm Link

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Solacium

Posts: 9640

Charleston, South Carolina, US

yikes Whoa!!!! Had no idea it could flood that drastically without major insane rainfall...

Apr 18 13 06:41 pm Link