Flooding in the Midwest

dolilind

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Had a lot of flooding here weekend of the 8th. River still way above its banks. I didnt have any problems but a few of my friends are homeless and lost everything. We had over 10" of rain one night, 2 nights later another 6". South Terre Haute, and West TH was really bad, A bunch of leveys broke flooding most of the part of town. There is a Bridge out one of the good riding rodes around here the State just finished that was higher so it wouldnt be effected bye flooding, but now you can launch your boat 1/2 way across it now. That over 40' above normal, still not crested yet.
 

BusaWhipped

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When I was riding Saturday before work, the Missouri River was almost up to the road, and it isn't going to crest for another 3-4 days. No threat to our house though.
 

Busa Jules

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what is a guard dog doc when you dont feed him hahahah

but if we come down there it we would have the  kids and a hotel would be better than taking over your house hahah
yeah and my dogs aren't too keen on little people... not that they would attack.. they just get kinda freaked out by kids
 

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NOW it's affecting me. Went for a cruise last night and the air smelled like wet or sweaty dog fur!! It was everywhere. One of the large rivers that was flooded snakes around Wes Des Moines and the stentch of... well, whatever is left of damp forests and dead critters and rotting wood was in the air. eeewwwww!!!
 

Mrs.Rubber2Burn

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Luck runs out for pigs caught in flood

KINGSTON, Iowa (AP) -- Luck ran out for about a dozen pigs who escaped their flooded farm, swam through raging floodwaters and scrambled atop a sandbag levee in southeastern Iowa.

Des Moines County sheriff's officials shot the pigs Tuesday, not long after they reached the levee several miles from the nearest hog farm.

Officials said they killed the pigs over worries that they would weaken the levee. Onlookers said the animals were having a difficult time trying to maneuver their way off the sandbags, and that they scurried back into the water as people approached.

"Basically you cannot have something with a hoof walk on plastic and not poke a hole in the plastic and let water into it," said LeRoy Lippert, chairman of the county emergency management commission. "Hogs, they have a tendency to root and that would not have been good either."

He said the state veterinarian and other agencies were consulted, and that 10 to 16 animals were killed.
 

Mrs.Rubber2Burn

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It happens every day. My gosh, that's what slaughterhouses do -- that's how we get bacon and pork chops," Lippert said. "It's just one of the casualties of the flooding situation."

The carcasses were left at the site and treated essentially as road kill, Lippert said. "You don't get them out of the mud and over the dike when you're worried about people and people's property," he said.

Louisa County Sheriff Curt Braby said he had heard about the incident and understood why the pigs needed to be killed.

"They did not want to take a chance on losing a city due to a few hogs," he said.


Lippert noted that out of about 36,000 pigs in the Oakville area, officials estimated that only a thousand or so were left behind when the floodwaters came through.

"We trucked them as far as 200 miles away to other hog farms so that they would be taken care of," he said. All residents in the area had been evacuated, Jefferson said.
 

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I'M CALLING PETA!!!!




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