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Update on Flooding and Completed Goal

December 29th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

I went ahead and sent another $150 to the Roth, so I have officially completed that goal for the year! Woohoo!

Flooding is starting to get real. Roads are closing in all directions, and people are evacuating. The local airport had to drive their planes on the highway to higher ground yesterday! Talk about a weird sight. Hundreds of farmers are moving equipment and thousands of tons of grain to safety. Historic buildings are trying to get out all the artifacts and antiques. Our bridge which connects two states was closed today for only the 2nd time in history. The nearest crossing would be an additional 3+ hour drive on a good day. Many people including my brother-in-law who work across state the line are having to live on the other side until the waters recede. We are completely cut off on several sides at this time due to flood gates being shut, and one town is flooded into an inaccessible island. Scary stuff. Waters are not suppose to peak until Friday or Saturday, and are predicted to raise over 4 feet by midnight tonight. In 10 feet most or all local levees fail, and several towns will be completely destroyed. We are suppose to stop at another 9.1 feet. So it's going to be very very close. A few levees are beginning to slide, and people are on watch 24/7 to sandbag potential gaps. If anything this has really brought the small community together.


No need to worry about me, My house is 10 miles from the river so I am unaffected besides traveling. But it is a weird thing to watch possible history in the making, and not be able to do anything except wait.

4 Responses to “Update on Flooding and Completed Goal”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Are you in Missouri? I'm always saddened to see flooding, it is so devastating to so many communities. I moved from a town that had flooded in 2008, as of 2015 things still weren't back to where they were although some new positive development had happened.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I, too, was wondering if you were near Saint Louis. I am glad you are safe, and I feel for all those who are affected. Flooding is scary stuff.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That sounds so scary! I'm glad you and your home are safe at least.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    This week has been crazy for natural disasters. I am glad to hear that your family and your home and your animals are safe.

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