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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:11 PM
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Missouri flooding forces evacuations, closes airport (levee failure imminent)
Source: cnn

Police were going house to house in part of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on Monday, ordering people to evacuate ahead of an imminent "catastrophic failure" of a levee on the Black River.

The city said the levee had been compromised after a week in which the area received more than eight inches of rain. Authorities ordered some residents most at risk to evacuate immediately. Other residents near the river were asked to closely monitor developments and water levels in their neighborhoods, the police department said.

"The levee is weakening by the minute and may fail at any time," the National Weather Service said in an alert Monday afternoon.

The weather service said the southeastern portion of the city would be inundated if the levee fails.The levee protects Poplar Bluff from the river, which is now more than four feet over flood stage, according to the weather service.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/25/missouri.levee.failure...
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:24 PM
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1. Crazy weather everywhere...
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 01:31 PM by Viva_La_Revolution
link to flood/high water watches..
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/new/index.php?id=ww_flood

The states linked below currently have active severe
weather alerts.

Arkansas
Colorado
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas
Wyoming
http://www.weather.com/newscenter/alerts/region/severeW...
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:39 PM
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2. We're supposed to get 50 mph gusts this afternoon, and it's all my fault...
I uncovered the patio furniture and put it out this weekend, along with a new patio umbrella. A guarantee of winds bad enough to blow them into the next block.

:sigh:

wearily,
Bright
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:02 PM
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3. Spending money on infrastructure is for pusillanimous socialists. n/t
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Monique1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:04 PM
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4. The weather is crzy here too
I have lived in Az since 1977 - I never experienced the winds like this year. I thought I was living in the Windy city of Chicago. Seriously, the winds kick up every day. My daughter's SO also said the same thing yesterday. Why all the winds all of a sudden?
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