Saturday, June 14, 2008
Last night I talked with my sister who lives in Waterloo, Iowa. Waterloo is about 45 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids, where some of the heaviest flooding in Iowa has occurred, and the Cedar River passes through both cities. All of the pictures here are from the Cedar Rapids area. Waterloo has had some flooding as well- enough to close down all four bridges in the city that cross the river at one time, and seriously damage one of the bridges. But luckily they've had nothing that compares to Cedar Rapids. My sister and brother-in-law already know four people who have lost their homes to the floods.
From what I've been reading and have heard the flooding is expected to reach "500 year" levels, and that the damage could rival Katrina. Be praying for the folks in Iowa if you have a chance.