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    Iowa flood photos

    I've been out of the country traveling so I missed out on much of the media reporting of the Iowa flooding.

    Nevertheless, I found the attached photos mind boogling:

    Mississippi Floodwaters in Iowa - The Big Picture - Boston.com


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    Re: Iowa flood photos

    Picture number one....holy ******.



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    Re: Iowa flood photos

    KCCI-channel 8 in DM showed that photo, I think. I remember the photographer's name. Maybe KCCI got it before AP paid her for it.



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    Re: Iowa flood photos

    Anyone else see the pic of the guy carrying his cats named Fry and Bender?



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    Re: Iowa flood photos

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Picture number one....holy ******.
    FYI - That picture is not one of a tornado as the caption suggests. (They call it a "tornado funnel"). It is not a funnel cloud nor a tornado. Rather, it is part of the mesocyclone of the supercell thunderstorm. The date, location, and photographer seem correct. There was no tornado reported to have touched down with this storm, just some fairly large hail. It is a really awesome picture though.

    Link: Another Snopes Tornado - STORMTRACK


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    Re: Iowa flood photos

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    FYI - That picture is not one of a tornado as the caption suggests. (They call it a "tornado funnel"). It is not a funnel cloud nor a tornado. Rather, it is part of the mesocyclone of the supercell thunderstorm. The date, location, and photographer seem correct. There was no tornado reported to have touched down with this storm, just some fairly large hail. It is a really awesome picture though.

    Link: Another Snopes Tornado - STORMTRACK

    When I saw that picture originally, I had two thoughts:

    1 - cool picture

    2 - the person who took it should have sought shelter.



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    Re: Iowa flood photos

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    Anyone else see the pic of the guy carrying his cats named Fry and Bender?
    The next pic in the series show "Bender" deciding to swim rather than be carried. Priceless....


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