holy rain

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  • #32946

    muddy
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    the flooding here in iowa is pretty crazy right now. i might get to do some sandbagging duty this week.

    no, not the sandbagging i’m typically known for but the manual labor kind that i am not going to enjoy.

    #56569

    Corgano
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    We’ve been getting a lot of rain in Illinois too, but it’s not flooding just yet.

    I hope things get better and the rain stops. Save the corn!

    Peace,
    Cor

    #56570

    domf
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    you sandbagging son of a [insert word here]

    #56571

    mule
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    yeah it’s been pretty crazy everywhere. My parents in Michigan have been out of electricity since this last weekend due to storms and some people here in the D.C./NVA/Md area have been out due to the same reasons.

    – mule

    #56572

    Osay
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    I know all about that “with out power” stuff. We had a ice storm here in Jan and knocked out my power for 14 days. Talk about suck. 🙁

    #56573

    Monty
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    14 Days??? Where are you, Outer Mongolia? If our power here on Long Island goes off for more than an hour, the Governor is applying to the Feds for disaster relief…. 🙂

    M3C

    #56574

    Osay
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    @monty wrote:

    14 Days??? Where are you, Outer Mongolia? If our power here on Long Island goes off for more than an hour, the Governor is applying to the Feds for disaster relief…. 🙂

    M3C

    No, Missouri, its just hard for power crews to work when the area looks like this…

    #56575

    Opinvu
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    I posted last year about the Chealis flooding of the I-5 and surrounding area.

    It snowed 3-4 in in most places in April this year, and is snowing in our passes as we speak. Some crazy dumping rains went over all day today. I can assure you more rain is on its way east.

    #56576

    mule
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    Speaking of weather related disasters. I woke up this morning and it was rather warm in my place. So I went downstairs to check on my AC and it was running but not too cooly. Btw, it’s been HOT here… heat index hit 101 today I think, and imagine humidity you can chew. So I went all the way downstairs and there’s water all over my storage room floor, thank god that’s concrete. I trace the water back to, yup you guessed it, my air conditioner. It was a solid block of ice. Now I only had the damn thing set to cool to 76 degrees… I had to pull the breaker to get it to shut down. Ya, no AC sucks right now.

    – mule

    #56577

    Monty
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    Dang, that’s like a few years back when upstate was hit by a terrible ice storm and crews came from all over to help out. Looks like you had a whole lotta fun there…..

    M3C

    #56578

    BeyondThePale
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    Muddy? News depicts things pretty bad. You still there?

    If the water gets too high, call in Dude.

    #56579

    muddy
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    I had a total adventure the past two days. Yesterday we got called in to collect some samples down in Iowa City to make sure there was nothing super bad in the water. I collected water on a 4 lane street where I had drove on the previous day. It was chest deep yesterday and the big slug of water hasn’t even reached here yet. I then put in 7 hours of sand bag duty, I hurt bad today.

    Today I had to go up to Waterloo (which is probably a place you’ve seen on the news) and it was right out of water world. There were places under water that I NEVER thought would be in the drink. Major 4 lane interstate/highways were getting shut down due to water on them. The first place I went to was scary, but I made it though. The second place I got as close as 3/4 mile and had to sample water off of an on ramp over pass thingy. All off ramps were closed, the on ramp got closed AFTER I got on the highway. I pulled over and did my thing and 40 minutes later I tried to get out… the water had rose over my highway and I had two options, drive on or wait for a helicopter. I put the windows up, turned the wipers on, and tried to keep it between the markers. When I pulled up to the state troopers road block they turned around and with surprised expressions calmly asked me “Where the Hel did you come from?” I told them “I’m Muddy Watters, I own this state and drove on”.

    I then got trapped in Waterloo/Cedar Falls area and barely made it out again. All in all this modern day Superman got his water samples and made it back to the lab.

    *puts his hands on his hips, turns head slowly, and lets the cape billow out behind him*

    No sample shall be left behind. Tune in tomorrow after I put in an all day sand bagging effort in Iowa City.

    I’ll post some pics that I took yesterday.

    #56580

    Corgano
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    Woah!

    And please be careful man!

    #56581
    Thrym
    Thrym
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    • Markshire PCs: Grottle, Gruzk, Ashimar

    @muddy wrote:

    *puts his hands on his hips, turns head slowly, and lets the cape billow out behind him*

    *watches his cape slowly get caught up in the generator for the BIG spotlight for his ego*

    Great work Mudder. Glad you guys are one the job. I’d lend you my ex-wife to handle the water and weather but we need her here to stave off this heat wave. Besides… you’d all get stuck in the frozen water and it would only really delay the matter as it thaws. Unless you guys have an excellent winter crew.

    #56582

    domf
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    Thrym…

    set Muddy up with a blog…we could syndicate this…

    #56583

    BeyondThePale
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    Yes, please, regale us with tales of your Costner-like adventures but don’t drive your flippin truck into a ravine because you can’t see where you are going.

    Or keep a window breaking device at hand and drive as you will.

    #56584

    domf
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    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/06/11/severe.weather.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

    A sandbagged levee prevented a river from spilling its banks and flooding an Iowa city, but officials asked for additional volunteers Wednesday to shore up the wall as more rain loomed.

    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-33377

    Muddy is a real-life news making american hero!

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