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  1. Oh, how exciting for you!! Just enjoy the process and everything will turn out just fine!!! And if there are any dips and curves you've got a great group here to get you through pretty much anything you do. Isn't it wonderful?!?

    Oh, no E tickets at the Disney locations now. But fast pass is wonderful!!!! We manage to sneek out of the Iowa winter and spend a bit of time there during Feb. every year. Yippee. I'm proud to don my mouse ears!!!

    Good luck and know you are never alone!

  2. Jeri, we have several fields between Mondamin, IA and Blenco, IA. The inundation maps show it to be in 2-4 feet of water. So all that has been planted there will be a loss.

    The town of Modale has been instructed to evacuate and power will be turned off as soon as the flood waters get there. The entire downtown and lower parts of Missouri Valley are expected to be in multiple feet of water very soon. The railroad is already in raising the bed of the tracks right now so they can keep one line through here going.

    The water levels coming down the Missouri are to be at 150 cubic feet per second (CFS) by Thursday. There has not been flooding like this since 1952, in our area. There is no levy system along the Missouri from about sioux city to just before Omaha, Ne. So all we have is the river bank and some agricultural constructed levies. These are not expected to hold the amount of flood waters coming through. The Missouri usually runs at 89 cfs. It is expected to run at 150 until sometime in August. At least that is what the Army corp of Engineers is saying around here. But there is the potential of it running even higher. Any additional rain fall will probably over flood our tributaries which the Missouri is backflowing into.

    JudyLynn - I feel for you guys too!!! It is just astonding looking at just miles of water. I've watched men tear out their corn fields, with beautiful crops right now, to push up earthen levies in hopes of saving their farmsteads. It's just heartbreaking.

  3. Flooding of the Missouri River is now encompassing farm fields and communities. The reality is now visual for all of us that live up and down the I-29 corridor between the Missouri Border and Sioux City, Iowa.

    The floods have already changed our lives so much from corporations and business leaving the area to the potential thoughts of our entire school being under water for a good portion of the beginning of the school year.

    Please keep your hopes high for us in this area, and I pray that the waters recede quickly.

    So many nasty storms this year... I must be having a deep, dark moment.

    I best be quilting today to lighten the mood and create something beautiful!!!