Flooding in Cyclone Country

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  1. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    Just watch WHOTV13 news and they are talking about some major flooding going on up in Ames so I thought I would come on to see what's being said and there are no threads. Maybe you all are out sandbagging.

    Crazy weather
     
  2. Broodwich

    Broodwich Well-Known Member

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    Heavy flooding in Story City. They are sandbagging the ol' Folks Home.
     
  3. thunderdave

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    All 4 lanes of South Duff are currently closed in Ames.
     
  4. cmoneyr

    cmoneyr Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I didn't even realise there was flooding in town. Everything looked normal on my way to work today.
     
  5. clone2011

    clone2011 Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to leave my place today. Got the day off. Plan to head to the MU for lunch in a while, but other than that, this is what we call a Bum Day.

    PS--I'm a little peeved that they have closed half of S 4th St between Duff and East HyVee---that was my shortcut to avoid traffic in this town! Hopefully this extension their doing gets down quick!
     
  6. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from the Rec. When we got there, there was about 3 feet of water in the parking lots, about an hour into my workout, they shut the place down because it started to flood. The water was rising very fast and the entire rec is now surrounded with water, sandbags are being put up, but water is slowing leaking into the building. I would say at least 4 feet of water now in the parking lots.

    Also, all of the intramural fields are flooded with about 4-5 feet of water.
    So far, JT and Hilton are dry.
     
  7. scottie33

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    Veenker golf course is closed too because squaw creek i believe it is 6.5 feet above flood level as of this morning flooding a lot of veenker...I'm going to go out and take some pictures of all the flooding with the roomie...be back with pics later
     
  8. Cydar

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    I just finished working out at the South Ames Racquet & Fitness at around 11:30 and came up Duff. There's a rental car place on the west side of Duff near the bowling alley and they had employees in boots hauling stuff out of their store. At that time water was just coming onto Duff forcing southbound traffic into the center lane. The KCCI news I heard about lightning possibly hitting an apartment complex not too far from where I live.

    Wow I just saw the aerial shot from Chopper 13 and the Walmart on Duff is surrounded by water.
     
  9. aeroclone08

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  10. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    Watching the same report on channel 13, did you see where they zoom in on the salvage yard south of the new Walmart and showing all the oil, gas and other vehicle fluids flowing south of the salvage yard to the creek.

    Paging all DNR officers.....Thanks TV13 from the salvage yard.
     
  11. Cy Hard

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    Hope for a dry weekend. It will get bad if we get hit more this weekend.
     
  12. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    I think they are calling for more rain sunday night through monday. But the rest of today, saturday and sunday morning/afternoon should be dry.
     
  13. MaxPower57

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    I live on S 4th St and just got evacuated from my apartment
     
  14. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    Someones going to be handed a nice fine and bill for cleanup. :wideeyed:
     
  15. mj4cy

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    Anyone have any photos of this?
     
  16. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    Here's some pictures I took of Stange and SUV

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    This is the golf course, and the storm drain that goes under Stange.

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    The water made it tinkle time.
     
  17. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Wow - SoHawk, I didn't realize you were so... err... short! :wink:
     
  18. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    This gives "water hazard" a whole new meaning.
     
  19. cmoneyr

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    Holy cow, crazy stuff. I need to make sure my basement is ok when I go home for lunch.
     

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