In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
Inking Addict
 
hollicefaith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 76
Default Any Other Stampers in Wet Iowa?

Hi,

Are there any other stampers in the mostly flooded state of Iowa. I know I am blessed to still have a house, but our basement was flooded again!! First a 100 year flood and now a 500 year flood! My supplies are safe, but everything is damp. I've got a dehumidifier running full time in my craft room. What else can I do?

I guess I'm just feeling sorry for myself. Stamping is my way of relaxing, and now I can't do it - AGAIN!!

Thanks for listening. ("Want a little cheese with that whine?")

Shirley
hollicefaith is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 10:16 AM   #2
Rubber Obsessor
 
Liz Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 194
Default Iowa

Hello!
I'm live in Iowa, and as a matter of fact, it's raining outside again now....ugh....I'd love to see that sun....just for a full day or two even!!! Our house is fine, thankfully, but we also farm and our fields are wet. There is devastation all around us.....it's so sad!!!!
Stay safe everyone!!
__________________
Liz Director/Scentsy Inc.
INTRODUCING...The Hottest New Thing In Candles!!!
www.scentsy.com/lizk
Liz Beth is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Horsebroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: IA
Posts: 703
Default

Hi there. Where abouts are you? I'm between Grundy Center and Cedar Falls.
Deb
__________________
I started a gallery!
Horsebroad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
Rubber Obsessor
 
Liz Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 194
Default

I'm between the Quad Cities and Dubuque.
__________________
Liz Director/Scentsy Inc.
INTRODUCING...The Hottest New Thing In Candles!!!
www.scentsy.com/lizk
Liz Beth is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Horsebroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: IA
Posts: 703
Default

I don't think you want to be ANYWHERE in Iowa! Did you read about the Boy Scout camp that got hit? Four dead and 46 injured between Sioux City and Council Bluffs
__________________
I started a gallery!
Horsebroad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 10:57 AM   #6
Rubber Obsessor
 
Liz Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 194
Default

Yes I did.....so,so,sad. Breaks my heart.
__________________
Liz Director/Scentsy Inc.
INTRODUCING...The Hottest New Thing In Candles!!!
www.scentsy.com/lizk
Liz Beth is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 11:07 AM   #7
Matboard Maniac
 
wellstamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 262
Default

I'm in Kalona and work in Iowa City. They are evaculating some areas and closing streets. What a mess. People where I work are trying to figure out how to get home as they have shut down I80 after the Atalyssa exit.

How are you in Cedar Falls. You guys have had it pretty bad there. Let's hope and pray that this is over soon.

I feel so sorry for the people who have lost their homes and had to move out. My sump pump quit about a month ago and flooded my basement. I now have a new sump pump and a battery back-up sump pump. Then, when they were cleaning our carpets we found out a pipe in between the walls broke from the hard winter, and my family room was flooded. Nothing too much lost, but had to pack up my whole scraproom, and I'm still not unpacked. Insurance will pay for the second claim, but not the first one.

You all take care and stay safe no matter where you are.

Linda
wellstamping is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 11:14 AM   #8
Rubber Obsessor
 
Liz Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 194
Default

Be safe Linda!
__________________
Liz Director/Scentsy Inc.
INTRODUCING...The Hottest New Thing In Candles!!!
www.scentsy.com/lizk
Liz Beth is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:14 PM   #9
Die Cut Diva
 
askagain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,231
Default

Thinking of all of you. Stay safe and dry!
__________________
Anjou
My Gallery * My Blog - Dreaming in Color
"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so." - Belva Davis
askagain is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:15 PM   #10
Gallery Gazer
 
MaryAnnK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Posts: 6,261
Default

I live in New Jersey and the worst we've had to deal with recently is 4 day heat wave with lots of humidity. My heart goes out to all of you. Every day when I hear the news, there's just more and more flooding and tornados. I often think of my SCS friends and hope you are all safe. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cyberhugs to you all.
__________________
Mary Ann
GALLERY
Fan Club member since 4/08
MaryAnnK is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:27 PM   #11
Die Cut Diva
 
Kittypaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,677
Default

I live near St. Louis but lived in Iowa City for 7 years while we were going to school. My husband was from Algona, so I am very familiar with the names of towns in Iowa. My brother- and sister-in-law live in Ames. So far they haven't had it bad, but they are gearing up. BTW, after all these years, I still miss Iowa City! I probably wouldn't even know it now. My thoughts are with all of you. Everyone here is preparing for the flooding that is anticipated when all that water comes south with the Mississippi. Best wishes to you all.
Kittypaws is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:28 PM   #12
Mad Swapper
 
Mhewett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,874
Default

I'm from Iowa but I live in Omaha now. This weather is crazy! Friends of ours had a son at the Boy Scout camp. He is okay, but they didn't find out how/where he was until almost midnight. It was horrible. I hope the flooding stops and there isn't too much damage.
Mhewett is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:30 PM   #13
Mad Swapper
 
Mhewett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,874
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kittypaws View Post
I live near St. Louis but lived in Iowa City for 7 years while we were going to school. My husband was from Algona. My brother- and sister-in-law live in Ames, so I am very familiar with the names of towns in Iowa.. So far they haven't had it bad, but they are gearing up. BTW, after all these years, I still miss Iowa City! I probably wouldn't even know it now. My thoughts are with all of you. Everyone here is preparing for the flooding that is anticipated when all that water comes south with the Mississippi. Best wishes to you all.
I went to school at The University of Iowa from 1985-1988. I grew up in Webster City - not too far from Algona. Small world.
Mhewett is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #14
Polyshrink Goddess
 
cydstamps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: northeastern wisconsin
Posts: 553
Default

I am lucky to be dry, live next to Mason City and they were not so lucky. The whole state is definitely a mess.
__________________
Crafting in the Northwoods!
cydstamps is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 01:05 PM   #15
Vintage Vixen
 
missiowa81's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: GPS Headquarters
Posts: 39,552
Default

I am in Cedar Rapids and our city is under siege. Most of the flooding is because of the Cedar River that runs through the middle of town, but we have also had flash flooding and small stream flooding due to thunderstorms and heavy rain that have passed through the area today.

8,000 people evacuated from residences in affected areas (our city population is around 120,000)

Unknown number of businesses closed/under water and employees affected.

Electricity out in many areas, including at one of the hospitals and the main post office. No bus service. County jail inmates had to be evacuated.

Police and fire department operating out of temporary facilities.

Iowa Army National Guard are here providing assistance.

Only 1 bridge (I-380) open over the river; all other bridges closed. This effectively cuts our city in half and makes any kind of travel extremely difficult.

One railroad bridge over the river (going into Penford Products) has collapsed.

Our phone has been out since about 11:00 this morning. We still have power at my house but electricity is out in many areas. Water and sewer are operating at 25% capacity.

Go here for pictures of my town. It's unbelievable. The most recent photos (from this morning and today) are the last ones posted--you have to scroll through the pages to get to them).

And we have more severe thunderstorms in the area heading our way.
__________________
Grand Goddess of GPS of America - BCBW Chapter
missiowa81 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 01:18 PM   #16
Stazon Splitcoast
 
csmilham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 13,484
Default

My demonstrator lives in Rolfe but I think it's in the Northern part of the state. She said it was beautiful and 70. I feel so bad for those of you that are getting the rain and dampness.

Carol
in IN
csmilham is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 01:34 PM   #17
Glitter Guru
 
marcineluke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Marion. Iowa
Posts: 5,316
Send a message via Skype™ to marcineluke
Default water everywhere

I live in Marion. Indian Creek is out of its banks.
My house is being threatened by the creek.
Its not to far behind it.
Our Post office is flooded and no mail going out.
I am trying to get my DH to get sand bags and put them
around the back yard.
He out trying to get water now.
Marcine
__________________
Marcine
Friend of Kotas
marcineluke is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 02:17 PM   #18
Inking Addict
 
hollicefaith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 76
Default

Hi, it's me again. I live about 45 minutes north of Waterloo in a town that's been on the news twice in the past month or so. However, the worst flooding now seems to be south of us. It is literally all that is on the local TV staions. Okay, I'll quit whining about my basement/stamping room having a couple inches of water in it.

I feel so helpless against all this water - for myself and for everyone else. The church that we attended when we lived in Cedar Rapids has a completely filled bottom floor (where the daycare was) and is now in the main floor where the sanctuary and offices are. Pray! Pray! Pray!

Blessings,
Shirley
hollicefaith is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 03:03 PM   #19
Gallery Gazer
 
24-7stamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,991
Default

I live in Marshalltown and we are doing better then surrounding towns. The river is out of its banks and alot of people have water in their basements. My sump pump is actually working. My craft room is downstairs so I'm praying I do not get water down there. CR and CF and W'loo is getting hit hard. Hopefully this rain will stop!
24-7stamper is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 03:14 PM   #20
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Horsebroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: IA
Posts: 703
Default

Marcine - I'm listening to KCRG and they are talking about Indian Creek right now! Please be safe, and don't take any chances.
Blessings, Deb
__________________
I started a gallery!
Horsebroad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 03:20 PM   #21
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Horsebroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: IA
Posts: 703
Default

My friend in M'town finally made it home from work, and now she's worried about not getting BACk to work! I've been trying to get ahold of my girlfriend in Mason City, but she doesn't answer, and her answering machine isn't picking up - can anyone tell me more about Mason City? GC had another three inches overnight. Reinbeck, Morrison and Hudson have a lot of flooding, but more in fields rather than residential. Skies are dark in the south right now. My uncle used to be Supt. in CR, and is currently traveling in CO. He wants to know if the HWY. 30 bridge is closed. Any info would be appreciated. Everyone please take care.
(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))
__________________
I started a gallery!
Horsebroad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 04:28 PM   #22
Rubber Obsessor
 
PurplePeopleEater's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 168
Default

I'm in Fort Dodge and comparatively, we're doing ok. We don't have too many homes or businesses along the river so that is a blessing. Just a lot of flooded basements and fields. Prayers to those truly affected by the flooding. I need to call my dad. He is in Muscatine, so I'm sure the riverfront is flooded there. He got hit by the tornado that hit there last year. What incredibly wicked weather. First a nasty winter , now a wet and wild spring. Sending dry and sunny vibes to everyone!!!
PurplePeopleEater is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 04:31 PM   #23
Rubber Obsessor
 
PurplePeopleEater's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 168
Default

Horsebroad, try googling Iowa DOT . There should be a map on the site that shows road closings. Not sure about bridges, but you can check.
PurplePeopleEater is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 04:34 PM   #24
Matboard Maniac
 
KvilleGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Knoxville, Iowa
Posts: 251
Default

I live 40 miles SE of Des Moines, and I work in West Des Moines. This morning as I drove through Hartford there was water over one of the Northbound lanes. When I came home tonight the Northbound road was closed and only one lane was open Southbound. I'm going to have to take a different route to work tomorrow, as I imagine the highway will be completely closed by morning. My town is becoming landlocked as most highways are closing. It's getting as bad as the flooding 1993. My house is dry and I'm thankful for that. I know there are people who were told to evacuate their home because the Red Rock dam was going to open and the first level of their home was going to flood just like in '93. How awful!! This weather is crazy!
__________________
Lori
Who decided morning people should run the world?
KvilleGirl is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 04:36 PM   #25
Pearl-ExPert
 
StampingShawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somewhere in the middle...closer to there, nearer to here...
Posts: 2,111
Default

Not in Iowa, but I have family there. It's so awful! Sending drying thoughts to everyone in Iowa. Be safe!
__________________
--Shawn

My 182.5 day Photo Blog
StampingShawn is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 04:45 PM   #26
Glitter Guru
 
MilwaukeeMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Waukesha, WI
Posts: 5,345
Default

No, but I'm in wet Wisconsin!!! Sad to see all the flooding horror stories on tv
__________________
~Michelle
MilwaukeeMommy is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 05:34 PM   #27
Pearl-ExPert
 
stampin4smiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Right here!
Posts: 2,816
Default

I'm here in Burlington, along the Mississippi in southeast Iowa, and we are expected to crest on Monday. We are having Steamboat Days going on down by the river & I don't think it is going to make it through the weekend. I doubt the bands will be on after tonight. Once it hits 19' they are tuning off power down there and it is already well past 17'.
__________________
~Stamping cards to make you smile!~
My blog----> http://julia-miller.blogspot.com
stampin4smiles is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 05:49 PM   #28
Gallery Gazer
 
24-7stamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,991
Default

Hey PurplePeopleEater... I am working in FD tommorrow. I hope 35 and 20 are OK. I can't take highway 14N out of M-town. I'm glad you are doing OK for now.
24-7stamper is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 06:35 PM   #29
Matboard Maniac
 
wellstamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 262
Default

Marsha-so happy that your friend's son is safe. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families.

Linda


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhewett View Post
I'm from Iowa but I live in Omaha now. This weather is crazy! Friends of ours had a son at the Boy Scout camp. He is okay, but they didn't find out how/where he was until almost midnight. It was horrible. I hope the flooding stops and there isn't too much damage.
wellstamping is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 06:36 PM   #30
Matboard Maniac
 
wellstamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 262
Default

I believe the Hwy 30 bridge is closed. Some of my co-workers living in Mechanicsville/Mt. Vernon area were trying to figure how they would get home tonight after work.

Linda



Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsebroad View Post
My friend in M'town finally made it home from work, and now she's worried about not getting BACk to work! I've been trying to get ahold of my girlfriend in Mason City, but she doesn't answer, and her answering machine isn't picking up - can anyone tell me more about Mason City? GC had another three inches overnight. Reinbeck, Morrison and Hudson have a lot of flooding, but more in fields rather than residential. Skies are dark in the south right now. My uncle used to be Supt. in CR, and is currently traveling in CO. He wants to know if the HWY. 30 bridge is closed. Any info would be appreciated. Everyone please take care.
(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))
wellstamping is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 06:41 PM   #31
Matboard Maniac
 
wellstamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 262
Default

Who would think that water could destroy so completely and quickly. I feel so sorry for those whose homes are flooded or washed away. I just look at the news photos in awe. Let's pray that this soon will be over and people can start to clean up. They said on the news that it would take several years before Cedar Rapids would be back to "normal". I imagine that it will take all of the towns years to rebuild, and what about the tornado that nearly leveled a town in northern Iowa not too long ago.

Throughout Iowa people are banding together to help each other. It is a wonderful site to see this.

Linda
wellstamping is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 06:48 PM   #32
Rubber Obsessor
 
herkyisu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 123
Default

I am in Waterloo. I am lucky my house has not been affected. It has been "interesting" trying to get to work this week as the options to get across the river have been very limited. Fortunately, the highway was reopened tonight and the drive should be mostly back to normal today. DH works in downtown and they are hoping to get back in the building tomorrow. It may seem trivial, but today we were finally able to get the dog from the kennel after being out of town. We tried to get her Tuesday, but there was no way to the kennel due to all the water.

It is amazing the damage water can do.
herkyisu is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 06:51 PM   #33
Rubber Obsessor
 
herkyisu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 123
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsebroad View Post
My friend in M'town finally made it home from work, and now she's worried about not getting BACk to work! I've been trying to get ahold of my girlfriend in Mason City, but she doesn't answer, and her answering machine isn't picking up - can anyone tell me more about Mason City? GC had another three inches overnight. Reinbeck, Morrison and Hudson have a lot of flooding, but more in fields rather than residential. Skies are dark in the south right now. My uncle used to be Supt. in CR, and is currently traveling in CO. He wants to know if the HWY. 30 bridge is closed. Any info would be appreciated. Everyone please take care.
(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))
The road closures have been changing quickly. If it is one of the state highways or interstates, it is best to go to www.511ia.org to check status. I just saw on the continuing local coverage that Highway 30 is closed from Mt. Vernon to I-380.
herkyisu is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 07:33 PM   #34
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Horsebroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: IA
Posts: 703
Default

Thanks for all the info! And Linda, I live 13 miles from Parkersburg, the town hit by the tornado. My church circle is responsible for feeding the volunteers tomorrow night because the Red Cross (who had been doing it) pulled out to go........everywhere else! We've been volunteering for the past two weeks.
__________________
I started a gallery!
Horsebroad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 08:29 PM   #35
Vintage Vixen
 
missiowa81's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: GPS Headquarters
Posts: 39,552
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marcineluke View Post
I live in Marion. Indian Creek is out of its banks.
My house is being threatened by the creek.
Its not to far behind it.
Our Post office is flooded and no mail going out.
I am trying to get my DH to get sand bags and put them
around the back yard.
He out trying to get water now.
Marcine
Oh no! I hope your house is not flooded. My brother and SIL live in Marion and so far they are OK--as long as they do not lose power because their sump pump runs all the time.

Our power was out for 4.5 hours. We ran our sump pump with the generator in the motorhome!

3 of 4 city wells have been compromised. We have been told to use water for drinking purposes only.

Iowa City/Coralville are being hit also by the Iowa River.

I-80 around Tipton, exit 267 or something like that, is closed. If you want to drive across eastern Iowa, you will be taking a 150 mile detour with every big rig and car that travels on I-80, and that's a lot of traffic. Keep your gas tanks filled and better carry a gas can in the trunk.

Yes, Hwy 1 south of Mount Vernon (between Mount Vernon and Solon) is closed.

Parts of our city look like New Orleans after Katrina hit, and will require the same kind of rebuilding and clean up. It's so sad.
__________________
Grand Goddess of GPS of America - BCBW Chapter
missiowa81 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 08:42 PM   #36
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Horsebroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: IA
Posts: 703
Default

Stay safe Miss Iowa!!!
__________________
I started a gallery!
Horsebroad is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 03:02 AM   #37
Cardstock Collector
 
astoria150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 8
Default south dakota

i live just across the border from sioux city, ia.
we have not been hit by a tornado or floods yet. i have lived here my whole life so i know what living in tornado alley is like. if the rains don't quit soon there will be flooding here. we have not had a tornado here but there has been some very high winds. i really don't want to have to deal with either one.
i have been through some floods so i don't like those either.
the fields in s.d are flooded. so it is not looking good for the farmers.
stay safe everyone.
marsha
astoria150 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 04:26 AM   #38
Polyshrink Goddess
 
cydstamps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: northeastern wisconsin
Posts: 553
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsebroad View Post
My friend in M'town finally made it home from work, and now she's worried about not getting BACk to work! I've been trying to get ahold of my girlfriend in Mason City, but she doesn't answer, and her answering machine isn't picking up - can anyone tell me more about Mason City? GC had another three inches overnight. Reinbeck, Morrison and Hudson have a lot of flooding, but more in fields rather than residential. Skies are dark in the south right now. My uncle used to be Supt. in CR, and is currently traveling in CO. He wants to know if the HWY. 30 bridge is closed. Any info would be appreciated. Everyone please take care.
(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))

Mason City is getting better. They are still flooded, but the water is up for restroom use. No drinking yet. Lots of home damaged. Having some problems with phone service. Also some living in shelter in Clear Lake, (I live in Clear Lake)
__________________
Crafting in the Northwoods!
cydstamps is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 04:55 AM   #39
Hardware Hotshot
 
dtstampz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: WA state
Posts: 4,979
Default

I just got back from visiting family in Mason City. Stayed at my parents' home, and thankfully, no water damage there. Our favorite little bakery is out of business from the flood. So sad about all of the homes & businesses.
I'm feeling very thankful that my family there is safe.
__________________
Debra
RAK Welcoming Committee
dtstampz is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 06:17 AM   #40
Glitter Guru
 
MilwaukeeMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Waukesha, WI
Posts: 5,345
Default

Ugh ~ & more rain last night. I didn't go to bed until 11:30, then woke up at 1 to lightning & thunder. Got up, because it sounded so windy so I had to check the weather reports. We had water come into our basement on Saturday through our windows, thankfully it was just rain water & not sewage, I just sucked it up with our carpet cleaner. No window well covers to be had in the area, so my dh covered the windows with plastic & leaned plywood against the house. He did a great job with that, because with all the additional rain we got yesterday & last night, not a drop came in. My thoughts are with all the families dealing with flooding & damage!
__________________
~Michelle
MilwaukeeMommy is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off