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23 Jun

Part Duex

The rose garden and petunias got a beating late Saturday; we had a strong wind, pea-sized hail, and 1 & 30/100ths rain within 20 minutes. However, Monte and I missed the excitement because we went shopping in Grand Island. We drove through light rain & some wind to get there, but otherwise the sun was […]

21 Jun

Email From Tonya

Gary, Ellis, Amelia and I are surviving in Iowa as the flood waters recede. Currently we are housing some family friends who were evacuated due to flooding. The waters are not yet below flood level, and the University of Iowa Campus has been shut down for a week. Now we wait to go back onto campus […]

17 Jun

Dry Spots

Iowa may still be under water, but our basement is finally water-free, and the floor is actually getting dry spots for the first time in over 3 weeks! But more rain may be on the way this week.

16 Jun

More From Iowa

It appears that the Coralville Reservoir crested early this morning, and the Iowa River is cresting now in Iowa City about 1.5 feet lower than predicted. However, water will continue to flow over the spillway through this week even without additional rains. Unlike the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, which will likely be below flood […]

13 Jun

Iowa Flooding

I received this email from my brother today: The situation is getting bad in Iowa City today, but at least our internet connection is back up. They want sandbagging help at our building on campus, but we are still at home this morning. I’m afraid that if we go to work, we won’t be able […]

10 Jun

Chapman Lake

Here’s a picture and video taken 6/2/08 of the newly formed “Chapman Lake,” formally a cornfield just west of town. Click here to view the Chapman Lake video.  

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