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The CNN headline for the Associated Press report: ‘Flooding of biblical proportions’ in Iowa

“We are seeing a historic hydrological event taking place with unprecedented river levels occurring,” said Brian Pierce, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Davenport, Iowa. “We’re in uncharted territory — this is an event beyond what anybody could even imagine.”

Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan today, and it’s dumping into the Mississippi, so there will be more states downstream under water in the near future.

There are nine rivers above flood stage.

Were I an evangelical I might suspect I had elected the anti-Christ President – twice.

5 comments

1 Kryten42 { 06.13.08 at 10:15 pm }

Yup.

Well, if anyone happens to see a huge wooden boat with two of each animal on, and a guy called Noah on board… it’s probably a bit late, but I’d say it would definitely be a sign that God actually does exist and has had enough. 😉 😀 I bet millions would be saying fervently “Oh, sh*t!” But… too late, too bad, so sad, bye bye! 😀

Personally, I’d probably say “Well, it’s about time!” LOL

2 Steve Bates { 06.13.08 at 10:40 pm }

“Were I an evangelical I might suspect I had elected the anti-Christ President – twice.” – Bryan

“… and a guy called Noah on board…” – Kryten42

Noah? Was he the fellow known for the vote count in the 2000 presidential election? I remember him… Noah Count!

That is an incredible amount of flooding. And only a few years ago I thought Tropical Storm Allison was bad… my heart goes out to those people, those flooded and those about to be flooded.

3 Bryan { 06.13.08 at 11:18 pm }

And then there’s the follow on plague – FEMA.

They are surrounded by water but are losing their drinking water supply to power outages, which are also going to impact the sewage treatment plants, so that some will get basements filled with raw sewage in addition to everything else.

The Ark can’t move because the Corps of Engineers had to shut the locks to rescue its big electrical equipment that would be ruined by flooding.

All of this is on its way to the Gulf where every more of the water will be polluted by the massive amounts of organics being flushed down the river.

They need to stop blaming this mess on G-d and start taking control of their carbon footprints.

4 Steve Bates { 06.14.08 at 2:04 pm }

Oh, I forgot… those “biblical proportions” for the Ark are, IIRC, three hundred cubits by fifty cubits by thirty cubits. I’ve performed Benjamin Britten’s “Noyes Fludde” twice in my life; if they need a voice of the dove, I know the alto recorder part, probably by memory.

As of now, Saturday afternoon, it’s not looking good. Those photos really do remind me of Houston in the aftermath of T.S. Allison (which flooded worse than any hurricane here). Yikes!

5 Bryan { 06.14.08 at 4:44 pm }

Some places are expecting the crests to be 10 feet above the previous record, and the berms and levees can’t stop it. They are going to be forced to breach levees to drain some areas.

Of course, levees upstream make matters worse for those downstream, which is one of the reasons for the records.