Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The storm that we saw in Nebraska found its way through Iowa, and we ended up following it all the way to Maine. What it left was what the news stations are referring to as the 500 year flood, but what I saw was a heaping load of pain-in-the-ass for most of the residents of Iowa.
Here are a few snaps of the side of the road. We ended up just squeaking through before they closed I-80. It's a good thing that we did, otherwise we would have had to tack an extra three days to our trip. The flooding was pretty bad, and it wasn't even supposed to crest until the next day. When we were passing over rivers, the water was nearly touching the bridges. It felt like everything that we passed was under water. Keep in mind that these pictures were taken before any television anchor-people could rush out and get fitted for waders, which means that the water got much deeper.