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Re: Iowa floods - How are your doing Luv?

"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

Thanks for the thoughts!

My family is not directly affected by the flood waters, as the town of Keokuk for the most part is up pretty high above the river.  BUT the closing of the major roads into town does affect us.  For instance, my husband's shop is across the bridge on the IL side in Hamilton.  On Sat night, there were rumors of that bridge closing, so my FIL took him over here so he could bring his work truck home.  He is working on a project in Burlington, so he has no real need to go to Hamilton everyday.  Apparently, they did end up closing the bridge last night, but reopened it this am.  It was taking abot 45 minutes to drive across it, as compared to the normal 1-2minutes.    My dad lives in MO and works here in town, so he has to take a detour to get here, as the hwy/bridge link between MO and IA are closed.

I feel very fortunate that our home is in an unaffected area, but I can't help but feel horrible for my friends and aquaintances who are affected.  Even in Quincy (where we used to live) they are closing bridges.  In Canton, where I went to college, they are shutting things down and evacuating.  It is just a nightmare for these people, but unfortunately one that happened once before in 93.

There is a lot of sandbagging going on and Red Cross relief/disaster stations set up.  All we can do is pray for the rain to slow down (which, at THIS time, there isn't any in the forecast this week) and the waters to start to recede.  Then these people can go back to rebuilding things, such as they did in 93.

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