On the nightly news on ABC Diane Sawyer just talked about the efforts to build the levee to protect the small town of Hamburg, Ohio from the Missouri River flooding.
It's absolutely shameful how the national news has no clue about the midwest. If this was on either coast they would be broadcasting live from one of the impacted areas.
It's like the recent heat wave. No mention until it hit the east coast. Then it becomes a "killer heat wave" whereas here in the midwest, it's just another hot couple of days.
They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.
I was in Missouri Valley all day yesterday, helping to sandbag one of our microwave sites there. Tons of stuff going on around the tracks, hopefully nothing more than preventative. Going there the back from North Broadway in C.B., looks as though the road is going to be under water soon.
This is awesome in that I can see my neighborhood. I'm in Afghanistan so it is wild to see how incredible wide the Missouri is currently. Fortunately I live about 1/3 the way up a hill 15' higher than the highest predicted flood level. It would be terrible if my family had to deal with flooding while I am gone, feel bad for the many who do have to deal with it. It is surprising how close the water has gotten to our neighborhood, some of the houses at the bottom of the hill may flood.
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