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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Yeah just seeing that on the Who 13 news at noon. That is crazy



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Just crossed the river this morning going to work. If the water gets as high as they say, downtown will be a mess...


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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Now they are saying the Walnut St. bridge will be closed at 2:00 this afternoon because they are expecting water to be over the bridge very soon. They also said that some places upstream could get another 5-6 inches of rain by Friday and that will all be coming down to cause problems here.
    If water gets over that inflatable blatter they installed after 93' they will deflate it and another 6' of water will be let into the river. Things could get really bad.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    anyone else here old enough to sandbag in '93?

    what a nightmare.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Nope, I was only 5

    But I do remember my dad taking me and my brother down to the Coralville Dam and letting us frolic along the fences and get soaked in the water splashing through.


    I posted this only because I felt like using the word frolic.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    What time will the downtown Des Moines people be let out of work?



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    anyone else here old enough to sandbag in '93?

    what a nightmare.

    Didnt have to sandbag but remember going without drinkable water for 19 days, no water for showers for 10-11 days. I did just find some old bottle water from 93 in my folks basement 40oz'rs from Coors full of water, pretty neat.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    My friends and I were out of work in 93 because of the flood. Fortunately, I lived in Warren Co and had water. We stayed at my place and partied a lot instead. We actually got unemplyment benefits too. What a country...
    Heres hoping that this is not a repeat performance.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    What time will the downtown Des Moines people be let out of work?
    Regular time. Looks like the flooding won't begin until tomorrow, so they're closing it off after rush hour. I'm sure the closing is just a precaution in case we get some more unexpected storms tonight.


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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Regular time. Looks like the flooding won't begin until tomorrow, so they're closing it off after rush hour. I'm sure the closing is just a precaution in case we get some more unexpected storms tonight.
    The time for the Walnut St. bridge closure has already been moved up to 2pm. Others still at 6.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    This is a little scary for someone who lives downtown.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Didnt have to sandbag but remember going without drinkable water for 19 days, no water for showers for 10-11 days. I did just find some old bottle water from 93 in my folks basement 40oz'rs from Coors full of water, pretty neat.

    I actually still have the T-shirt from the occassion. One of those "I sandbagged and all I got was this shirt" deals.

    What a bad situation.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    I work downtown by the River and we are on standby to evacuate the building. The building that I work in was completly flooded back in 93....I was old enough to remember sandbagging.



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    Re: Downtown DM Bridges to close tonight

    I helped sandbag Happy Joe's on South Duff back in 93. My Mom and I were the last people to get through on South Duff in our little Nissan pickup before they closed the road. Pretty crazy.



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