August 11, 2010 – Flooding Finally Hits Near Home

Last night was another repeat of most of the summer. The ground finally can’t take any more water. Ames may see unprecedented flooding, perhaps even worse than the legendary floods of 1993.

The view of University Avenue and the athletic complex. The basketball court at Hilton Coliseum is now eight feet under water! I-35 is closed, as is US 30 leading in to Ames.

Resident trying to get her stuff out of her home.

South Duff, the main north-south thoroughfare, right in front of the Target store in Ames.

For the first time since we installed the sump pump, water is coursing through the basement, but the pump is keeping up so far. This has officially been the wettest first nine months of a year ever recorded in Central Iowa.

one year ago…”Monsanto, Farmers and Seed Prices”

2 thoughts on “August 11, 2010 – Flooding Finally Hits Near Home

  1. When is it going to end! The woman retreating with a box reminds me of my experience in Fiji with hurricane Kina and subsequent flood, it was devastating, but it had and end.

  2. I hope your farm is high and dry and your sump pump is still pumping away. We are also saturated from abundant rain, and have had tornados, and flash floods in our vicinity. A friend in Wisconsin lives in a valley that was flash- flooded night before last, was in flood warnings last night and is again tonight. Her neighbor’s 79 cows got swept down the raging river – but happily, all except 15 have been found safe, some as far as 3 miles downriver.

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