View Poll Results: How has the flood affected you?

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  • Directly affected - personal property

    5 6.85%
  • Directly affected - place of work/business

    13 17.81%
  • Indirectly affected - family personaly property

    10 13.70%
  • Indirectly affected - family work/business

    15 20.55%
  • Indirectly affected - place of work/business

    6 8.22%
  • Not affected at all

    40 54.79%
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    POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Be interesting to see how many have been directly or indirectly affected by the flood.



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Only due to the gawkers on the Interstate making my 20 min commute into an hour.


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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Only due to the gawkers on the Interstate making my 20 min commute into an hour.
    True, I seriously just cannot believe that.

    I am very thankful to not have been effected at all. Lots of people I know have but thankfully I've been alright.



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Knock on Wood... The only way I have been effected it the commute has gone from crappy to REAL crappy...



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Mostly indirectly affected... my parent's house is alarmingly close to some of the Raccoon River flood waters. We had a brief worry that they could reach our yard, but then found out from neighbors that the '93 waters never passed the train tracks. Mother also works downtown relatively close to the river, and was one of those to leave work early.


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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Directly affected - Can't go to Bars/I-Cubs this weekend, and volunteer sandbagger.

    If you live in Des Moines or surrounding areas, you are affected in some manner.

    Edit: Since some might take the previous as a crude joke I will include... my parents basement was flooded as they lost power and eventually the sub pump.


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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    I had a bit of water in my basement in cedar rapids. due to saturated ground and lots of rain - not river flooding. not too bad though, all things considered.

    other than that, I'm affected in the sense that my hometown's downtown is pretty much whiped out.



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Home and buildings are fine. About 180 acres of crops under water. Could be worse--hoping this is as bad as it gets this year.



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    My wife's sisters house in Cedar Rapids is under about 6-7 ft of water.

    Fortunately, for me in Oskaloosa, only water in the basement so far, but the city of Eddyville, where I work, is bracing of impact Sunday or Monday, so I am sure it will get worse. We are directly south of Lake Red Rock



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    My tournament tomorrow is being canceled because of standing water.


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    No volleyball last night, sandbagged all day yesterday.


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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Water in basement, no water for 5 days, water in family's basements. We still had it a lot better up here in Mason City than everybody else down south.



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    I'm in NE Illinois and have been pretty lucky this year. I don't live near any rivers and it's only close to rivers that people seem to be affected here.

    I was in Ames for the '93 flood and going down to help my parents out in Des Moines as often as I could. It was crazy. I feel absolutely terrible for the people having to deal with this on any level. It really is amazing and frightening to see what nature can do. The only way this has affected me really, is that I spend a little extra time praying for everyone dealing with it.



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Only due to the gawkers on the Interstate making my 20 min commute into an hour.
    I was mad that wasn't an option on the poll, glad to see you mention it so early. Those people need to be slapped... all 10,000 of them.



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    Re: POLL: How has the flood affected you?

    I live in California and have no relatives in Eastern Iowa, but it has affected my business. We buy 8 unit trains a month of corn, as well as corn gluten, DDG, etc (corn byproducts). The flooding and wet weather has influenced the price of corn (smokin' high) as well as put pressure on rail logistics on getting products out here. Obviously this is nothing when compared to loss of life, property, and flood damage, but just is an interesting note that even though we are ~2000 miles away the flood and rain has impacted our business significantly.



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