May 31, 2008 – Ames Under Water

I found out that the small floods in Marshall County were magnified in Story County.  This morning I drove to Ames and was surprised at the flooding there.  These photos are from along Hwy 30 on the south side of town.  Last night Hwy 30 was closed due to flooding and one lane of I-35 was closed as well.  South Duff in Ames was closed and the Target parking lot was under water as well.

No tickets for illegal parking today!

I’m trying to imagine a new sport that combines boats or jet skis and soccer nets.

Here’s one of many reasons why it’s not a good idea to wade or play in floodwaters!

one year ago…”Thingamajig Thursday #74″

2 thoughts on “May 31, 2008 – Ames Under Water

  1. This looks almost exactly like 1993. Ames is my hometown and I was living a rather unplugged life at the time. Decided to take my son to a playgroup at the park. Oops, no park. Just a large body of water!

  2. We get that on occasion here in North Texas. By August we’re usually sorry we cursed the rain!

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