Sunday, June 15, 2008

When the Levee Breaks

Flooding is happening in Central Iowa -- my birthplace. This picture shows downtown Des Moines after the levees there burst. I am from Ames, thirty miles straight north on I-35. I am told flooding is happening in Ames on tributaries of the Des Moines River.

I was in Iowa during the 1993 floods on the Mississippi. Although I lived in Ames which is on a tributary of a tributary of the Mississippi eventually the floods hit our town. My parents house had four feet of water in the basement and my basement was flooded. Thankfully the basic structures of our homes were intact and all we needed was clean-up.

My heart goes out to the Iowans suffering through these floods. I must say that I am glad I now live in central Kentucky far away from these floods!

1 comment:

#Debi said...

I thought about you when I heard about the flooding, and wondered if you still had family there...