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.