Weather disasters in the midwest

We need to pray for everyone affected by the floods, tornados, and other weather catastrophes in the midwest. See, for example, Cedar Rapids struggles to endure historic flood. Are any of you caught up in this? (I realize that getting on the internet is your last priority, but if possible we’d like to hear how you are doing.)

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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://castingoutnines.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/algebra-meets-astrophysics/ Robert Talbert

    Last Saturday we got 10″ of rain (!) here, south of Indianapolis. We only had a little water damage in our basement, but in the town where I work there were places under 12 feet of water. It looks like a post-Katrina scene. Here’s a blog post about it with a photo:

    http://castingoutnines.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/not-quite-washed-away/

    For a couple of days, nobody had any electricity (our electrical substation was, intelligently, constructed right next to a low-lying retention pond…) and I-65 south of Indy was closed, along with many other roads. Thankfully the rain was followed by two days of dry, hot weather which allowed the water to recede and people to clean up.

    It was even worse in nearby Columbus, IN, where there are still people whose houses are underwater.

  • http://castingoutnines.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/algebra-meets-astrophysics/ Robert Talbert

    Last Saturday we got 10″ of rain (!) here, south of Indianapolis. We only had a little water damage in our basement, but in the town where I work there were places under 12 feet of water. It looks like a post-Katrina scene. Here’s a blog post about it with a photo:

    http://castingoutnines.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/not-quite-washed-away/

    For a couple of days, nobody had any electricity (our electrical substation was, intelligently, constructed right next to a low-lying retention pond…) and I-65 south of Indy was closed, along with many other roads. Thankfully the rain was followed by two days of dry, hot weather which allowed the water to recede and people to clean up.

    It was even worse in nearby Columbus, IN, where there are still people whose houses are underwater.

  • Joe

    South central Wisconsin is has been pretty hard hit, too. The entire town of Jackson has been without power for about a week and the interstate between Milwaukee and Madison has been closed do to high rivers and low bridges. My area was spared – we got just a bit of water in the basement. Just enough to make a guy feel guilty for all the self-pity.

  • Joe

    South central Wisconsin is has been pretty hard hit, too. The entire town of Jackson has been without power for about a week and the interstate between Milwaukee and Madison has been closed do to high rivers and low bridges. My area was spared – we got just a bit of water in the basement. Just enough to make a guy feel guilty for all the self-pity.

  • Bruce

    I went looking for a good wet-dry vacuum today, and it took three large stores before I found a place that wasn’t sold out of them. This is just an inconvenience, but we had two rivers cutting their way through our side yard yesterday, and I spent the night sucking water out of the basement.
    My son Jeremy is working in the Dells, where an entire dammed lake (late home to Tommy Bartlett’s Water Show) was swamped and cut a channel to the Wisconsin River 700 feet away, effectively draining Lake Delton. He told me people were wandering about the former lake, finding old fishing lures. Tourism won’t be hurt. People will come to see the natural disaster.

  • Bruce

    I went looking for a good wet-dry vacuum today, and it took three large stores before I found a place that wasn’t sold out of them. This is just an inconvenience, but we had two rivers cutting their way through our side yard yesterday, and I spent the night sucking water out of the basement.
    My son Jeremy is working in the Dells, where an entire dammed lake (late home to Tommy Bartlett’s Water Show) was swamped and cut a channel to the Wisconsin River 700 feet away, effectively draining Lake Delton. He told me people were wandering about the former lake, finding old fishing lures. Tourism won’t be hurt. People will come to see the natural disaster.


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