Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July Flood

Once in a while mother nature has to remind us who's really in charge. In a repeat of last year's storm, we got several inches of rain last night, and a lot of roads are flooded and washed out. Of course Locust Street near St. Ambrose was flooded and closed, but also Eastern and 29th. I think when the floodwaters start hitting the bridge the city starts worrying about the structural integrity and closes Eastern, because it didn't look like any water was actually over Eastern.Here's the view looking northeast towards Brady Street and Arby's from the Sancho's parking lot.

Hopefully the newly laid asphalt on the bike path east of Eastern survived the flood waters. I doubt this piece of submerged equipment near Jersey Ridge is going to be in good shape when crews get back to work tomorrow.

5 Comments:

At 7/04/2007 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shots! I slept so hard I didn't even know it rained last night until I turned on the tube. How much rain did we get?

 
At 7/04/2007 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard on the news that there is another water main break on River Drive.

 
At 7/04/2007 8:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got 4 inches in my rain gage in NW Davenport

 
At 7/04/2007 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else up at 4am? Channel 8 issued a "Winter Storm Warning"..(their scroll was correct though), I live in Muscatine, only had a great light show and a couple drops. We had ours (4" plus)a couple weeks ago. Sounds like we're going to wish we had at least a little cool weather with the upcoming forecast! Enjoy your 4th & BBQ.

 
At 7/05/2007 10:14 AM, Blogger Moe said...

I was just a few miles east of the QC, near Galesburg, and the rain there didn't seem to be anything other than your typical thunderstorm.

Great pics!

 

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