God said he would never again flood the earth, but he didn't say anything about giving us a little reminder here and there. Apparently Eastern Iowa needed a lot of reminding. We're having the biggest flood this area has ever seen and it's just amazing to me to see the damage already. Luckily, we don't live near a major river, lake or reservoir (but my parents and many friends do) We're the top story on all local and national news stations. I've been glued to the tube all day long watching in disbelief.
The last flood of this magnitude was in 1993. I have photos of me standing by the spillway in Coralville (the water is once again rushing over the top towards Iowa City) when the water began to trickle over for the first time in history. I had a stellar perm by the way...but I was only 12. The University of Iowa is beginning to go under water and Coralville (This is where I grew up) It was bad in 1993 and they are projecting it will be much worse than that.
Our prayers are with those who are underwater or going to be soon.