Our news anchors at KCRG-TV, who have gotten loopier and loopier (and sometimes funnier) as their 18-hour stints went on and on for day after day, seem to have gotten a little down time to catch up on sleep and personal hygiene. The water is off the downtown streets, if not entirely off the bridges. And apparently, the City has managed to restore another of the submerged wells, so we're running at half-capacity instead of quarter-capacity. No more flushing toilets with rain water (and just when I had it down to a system, too!)
Currently, we're only at the "catastrophic" flood level, still way above the 20 foot level set clear back in 1929. Pity the communities downriver, because it's coming.
Labels: The Great Cedar Rapids Flood of 2008