Twitter

Twitter is one of those ideas that I originally was unable to understand. And while I still don’t fully appreciate it, I have started to understand why it has become as popular as it is. It is interesting to get little glimpses into the thoughts of people. Blogging is like that, but with blogs, entries […]

Flood Aftermath

The water finished falling a while ago and the massive cleanup effort had started even before the river was back to normal. And it will indeed be a massive cleanup. Most of the float houses suffered some kind of damage with many of them floating away and being extremely damaged/destroyed. Driving down the streets of […]

Current State of … Things

New Forecast: 32 Feet Current Level: 29.62 Feet Water Restrictions in effect Drinking only Cedar Rapids water treatment currently at 25% Water bottles have been filled Mandatory evacuation may or may not be in effect here Basically everyone within 1 block of current water level is ordered to evacuate…we may be there, but we are […]

Stranded

So…the floods have finally cut us off from leaving the general area. Ellis is closed as it mostly just looks like part of the river now. We have a high road that leads out of the area through back roads and such. Basically we end up on O Ave. which would connect us to Edgewood […]

Flooding!

So…Cedar Rapids is currently experiencing record flooding. And it isn’t done yet. The Cedar River at Cedar Rapids has a flood stage of 12 feet. Meaning, once the river is above 12 feet, flooding is technically occurring. As I am writing this, the river is at 20 feet and rising. If  you’re interested, you can […]