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Area Flooding

Postby John » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:39 pm

Looks like we are getting our 500 year flood (from the Missouri river) in the Sioux City Iowa area. Dakota Dunes, SD (where I work) residents are evacuating this week and FEMA is here to build levies. Blackhawks and all. Dakota Dunes is screwed probably. Multi million dollar homes and all. Sioux City will get little if any damage. South Sioux City Nebraska will get some damage though. Banks are lower than Sioux City side. Further down river where I live (Sergeant Bluff, Ia) should be fine. We are on the other side of the interstate running along the river, plus it would have to flood a municipal airport and an National Air Guard base to get to me.

Here are some websites: siouxcityjournal.com and ktiv.com

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Re: Area Flooding

Postby John » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:26 pm

Here's a really good one.

floodinginsiouxland.com

Tons of pictures.

In case I was confusing on my previous post, Sioux City area is right smack dab at the junction of three states. Sioux City is in Iowa, North Sioux City (and Dakota Dunes) is in South Dakota, and South Sioux City is in Nebraska.

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Re: Area Flooding

Postby markg » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:06 pm

Wow! Water is something that can be so damaging. I always find it amazing how many people don't carry flood insurance these days.
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Re: Area Flooding

Postby John » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:48 am

Don't get me started on that! I have many friends in the Dunes area, and many more people that I just know from my job as a banker out there. NONE of them have flood insurance. I want to hit them all on the head with a basball bat! Stupid, stupid, stupid! You live on sand people! Next to TWO rivers! What were you thinking???? And they are all $150,000 to multi-million dollar homes.....

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Re: Area Flooding

Postby markg » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:18 am

I think some people think it's just in their regular home insurance. It's cheap, too.
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Re: Area Flooding

Postby John » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:25 am

You are right on both counts.

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Re: Area Flooding

Postby John » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:42 am

Forgot all about these posts. Most of the damage was mitigated. Two levies were built and they worked. Ground water filling basements was the worst of it. That was three years ago already!
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Re: Area Flooding

Postby tom » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:57 am

John wrote:Forgot all about these posts. Most of the damage was mitigated. Two levies were built and they worked. Ground water filling basements was the worst of it. That was three years ago already!

Good to hear! By the way, what's a basement??? :winkywink:

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Re: Area Flooding

Postby John » Tue May 06, 2014 6:47 pm

Too expensive over there huh?
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Re: Area Flooding

Postby MattN » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:57 am

Spring is coming, flooding is going to happen..

you ready?

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Re: Area Flooding

Postby John » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:56 am

No predictions of flooding in this area yet. Not much snow in these parts again this winter. Dry last winter too.
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Re: Area Flooding

Postby MattN » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:46 am

don't forget to have your boots ready..

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Re: Area Flooding

Postby John » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:44 am

Yeah...still no worries there. We need rain pretty bad right now.
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Re: Area Flooding

Postby MattN » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:57 am

They do where I'm at too...

like for the last couple of hundred years.


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