Flood Pictures From Des Moines

Things are starting to get a little sticky here in Iowa... or watery, I guess, would be more appropriate.

This is the Simon Estes Amphitheater in downtown Des Moines. On the left is what it should look like, and on the right is what it currently looks like. Yikes.

For more pictures of the flood thus far (I hear it's supposed to get worse this week), check out Des Moines: It's Kind of a Big Deal. I'm going to try to update as the week progresses, so we'll see what happens!

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It's like that joke that George Carlin tells about people move to Hawaii thinking it's paradise, build their dream home under the volcano, and wonder why there's lava flowing through their house the next year!

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Why would you build anything there in the first place? And why would you insist on trying keep on living there when this happens all the time? Beats me, this idiocy.
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um... not sure, i know most of the jails here are full already. we've had a levee break, a railroad bridge collapse. our meter for measuring the river depth is broken and completely underwater, plus the current is too fast to measure it manually.
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