Friday, June 13, 2008

Here's a Little Glimpse

More From the Iowa City Press Citizen website This photo must have been taken Thursday afternoon:



For friends and family: The blue buildings are the City Carton processing buildings across the street from my office at the Tech Center. The brick building in the upper middle of the photo is the Iowa Book and Supply Warehouse. Our building is the one immediately to the right of it. As you can see the CRANDIC railroad tracks are underwater.

When I left Tech Center at 4:00 yesterday There were freight cars on the Rock Island railroad bridge. I *think* they might be placed there in order to add weight to the bridge in an effort to keep it in place. I just heard on local radio that engineers are drilling holes in street bridges to relieve pressure build up as the water rises under them to prevent lift...

I'll be leaving to help evacuate our building soon.

5 comments:

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry to see the devastation in Iowa...I can't even imagine what it must feel like to be so powerless to the forces of so much water. I'm reading this from Seattle but am originally from Chicago so am a 'midwesterner' at heart. I'll be thinking of you all today as you deal with this disaster...

(I've enjoyed following your house/yard restoration!)

Jimbo said...

We're pulling for you...it's hard to believe that the 100 year floods are coming 15 years apart now...

Josh said...

What a sight! I hope you and your neighbors and coworkers are able to keep things dry or at least minimize the damage.

Sandy said...

I am hoping all will be well with you and your family and that the rain will stop. Take care.

Mike said...

Thanks for all the kind thoughts. With luck the river crested a day early yesterday, whcih also means that it won't rise as high as feared.