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Well, if you're not in the area, let me tell you: it's rained a lot. A LOT. A WHOLE BIG LOT. We're over 7" above average for this time of year, the Coralville Dam's spillway has overflowed, the dog park has turned into a pond, and here on the Lake we're running out of land. The word is that this flooding will probably end up being worse than the flooding of '93, which was very bad. I read that about half the counties in the state are now considered disaster areas.

The Lake is very high. The foundation of the house is quite a few feet above the current level and even more above the normal level, but P called me this afternoon to say she's starting to move stuff out of the lowest level just in case. A lot of the houses on the Peninsula are lower elevation than ours, and she's concerned that if they start to get flooded, utilities might get shut off as a protective measure. I'm not so sure about that, and I'm not terribly worried, but I'm trying to be prepared.

So, if I need "alternate accommodations," is there anyone who'd be willing to give me a couch or futon or fuzzy rug to crash on?

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sassylidge
Jun. 11th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I was wondering how you were doing. Thanks for the update!
mandydax
Jun. 12th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
No problem. My housing and commute have been unaffected thus far. We'll see how things play out.
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mandydax
Jun. 12th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, but this is a different century? Lame; I know.
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mandydax
Jun. 12th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, crazy thing is that the cresting hasn't reached us yet; this is mostly from the local storms.
anterastilis
Jun. 11th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yeeouch. I was thinking about you earlier while reading about the Iowa flooding.

Well, you're welcome to stay in our bathtub, but the commute would be a bitch.

Let us know if you need anything else, though. A bucket, a nice pair of oars, what have you. Here's to the rest of the summer being high and dry.
mandydax
Jun. 12th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Oh, for a drought.
morgaine723
Jun. 12th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
stay dry!
mandydax
Jun. 12th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Will try!
snakewich
Jun. 12th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
The futon in the Halloween Room is always available if you do need "alternate accomodations".

I was wondering if your route had been affected yet, they are closing so many bridges.
mandydax
Jun. 12th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) No, my route hasn't been affected. I don't think it will unless the peninsula becomes an island... >_>
ladypentacles
Jun. 12th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
ME!!!!!!!!! Pick me!!!!!!!!!!
mandydax
Jun. 12th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
This is not American Idol, sweety, nor is it dodgeball. Oh, hey, look; it's raining again. -_-;;
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