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God Bless Iowa flood victims

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Downhere, S.C.
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Posted: June 13, 2008, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

Please pray for the flood victims in Iowa. We just don't know how fortunate we are.  God Bless all.   Joe

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    June 22, 2005
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    Posted: June 14, 2008, 12:06 am - IP Logged

    You're right. Sometimes we take for granted the simple life we have, and get angry at petty stuff that really doesen't warrant it. 

      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: June 14, 2008, 4:12 am - IP Logged

      I've been watching the terrible storms & floods in the midwest on the news.  It's very sad.  I just can't imagine the grief & shock the parents of those boyscouts who were killed are experiencing. 

      In Lee County, FL we've been hit by bad weather too, but not the loss of life that Iowa & Kansas has suffered.  Many homes in N Ft Myers and Cape Coral were severely damaged by funnel clouds.

      One moving story in Iowa I saw was when a young man and his girlfriend almost drowned when they jumped into the flood water to save their cats.  Fortunately, they grabbed the cats in time and made it to safety.  It's heartbreaking watching all these people lose everything they own.

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        Posted: June 14, 2008, 11:13 am - IP Logged

        I live in the extreme S.E. part of Iowa,near the Missouri & Illinois border on the Mississippi river and Des Moines river.We've been getting a lot of rain,but because the town sets on a bluff we aren't getting much flood damage.We can't get to Missouri because the Des Moines river is over the roads in Missouri.We can't get to Illinois for the same reason.North of us about 40 miles or so,the Skunk river is out of its banks (or so I've heard).We are an island surrounded by water.This happens every few years so we are kind of use to it.In the flood of 93 we were an island,too.We couldn't get food delivered to local grocery stores or gas delivered to gas stations.Finaly,a construction company in Illinois that owns a rock quarry decided that he would supply enough gravel to raise the roadbed on the Illinois side of the bridge.Once he did that,our bridge was the only bridge that was open between St.Louis,Mo. and The Quad Cities,a distance of almost 300 miles.This year the Illinois department of transportation is doing the same thing,so we won't be an island.

        Just to keep this lottery related,if I win the Powerball drawing tonight,I won't be able to collect until the water recedes because theres no way to get to Des Moines from here.Cedar Rapids is under water so I can't even cash in a scratch off ticket at the regional lottery office there.