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Quick update...

February 18, 2017 02:39PM
We have moved everything we could to 'higher ground'... which means on tables in some cases. Computers, backups, are all packed and ready to go.

The situation on the levee is the same, dire. More rain is expected this evening and tomorrow. They were able to do a little work on the Levee today, but not much. It's a mud bog up there and the soil is alkaline to start with. That means the ground is soup.

Apparently they have trucks loaded with sandbags ready to go but this makes little sense to me. There are potentially 80 homes threatened.... it would take an army, a LARGE army. Probably just doorways. No one is sure where the water would go, exactly... as I've said before on this board this area is as flat as a billiard table. There are canal banks, a few, that should hold the water back from some places, like the town itself, and some homes have canal banks that could help.... unfortunately not mine. My home is directly in line and will be one of the first to to.

Since we can't empty the house I'm going to stay.... I'm in no danger. My family will all go to my Daughter's house... safe and snug.

That's about it... wait, hope, pray... not much else we can do. - Jimmy

  OK, If the Dam fails I have left something for all of you

ferragamo79699February 13, 2017 03:06PM

  Been following the news closely....

JamesJM348February 13, 2017 03:15PM

  Thanks so much, '79...

sstrams254February 13, 2017 04:57PM

  Re: OK, If the Dam fails I have left something for all of you

waterfield279February 13, 2017 05:58PM

  signed vintage football cards of

ferragamo79313February 14, 2017 04:43PM

  I want them NOW !

waterfield233February 14, 2017 06:35PM

  hoping the best for you

21Dog247February 13, 2017 06:19PM

  left you all my Kate Perry and Clay Aiken CDs

ferragamo79310February 14, 2017 04:44PM

  Re: left you all my Kate Perry and Clay Aiken CDs

21Dog298February 14, 2017 08:07PM

  I hope you keep safe

Atlantic Ram257February 13, 2017 08:34PM

  shame of all this is........

21Dog272February 14, 2017 04:29AM

  I read just yesterday that there are MANY old dams out there.

Ramgator282February 14, 2017 07:24AM

  Ever see the TV Special about building the Hoover Dam?

JamesJM272February 14, 2017 08:44AM

  back home tonight

ferragamo79282February 14, 2017 04:42PM

  good to hear

21Dog245February 15, 2017 04:11AM

  Thank God!

Drew2839293February 15, 2017 07:32AM

  thanks Drew

ferragamo79261February 15, 2017 10:28AM

  giant sea turtle?!

Drew2839253February 16, 2017 02:11PM

  Re: thanks Drew

IowaRam236February 16, 2017 02:24PM

  That was a cute commercial!

Drew2839244February 17, 2017 06:11AM

  good the hear the evacuation was lifted

JoeMad248February 15, 2017 06:13AM

  thanks Joe

ferragamo79244February 15, 2017 10:26AM

  glad you're ok!

JoeMad257February 15, 2017 11:36AM

  A brief explanation of what is happening

ferragamo79291February 15, 2017 10:24AM

  Glad you are safe and thanks for posting the link you did

LesBaker268February 16, 2017 09:01AM

  thanks Les

ferragamo79242February 17, 2017 10:09AM

  Can I still have it even though you are safe?

LesBaker275February 17, 2017 03:21PM

  More rain-10 inches-on the way Sunday night through Monday night (nm)

waterfield240February 16, 2017 09:26AM

  Just got word we could be flooded as well....

JamesJM272February 16, 2017 01:08PM

  stay safe James

JoeMad264February 17, 2017 01:45PM

  Getting ready to evacuate.

JamesJM263February 17, 2017 03:31PM

  Seriously? Hang in there man..

sstrams270February 17, 2017 03:47PM

  local newspaper account........

21Dog264February 17, 2017 07:13PM

  a television report on the situation

21Dog346February 18, 2017 03:34AM

  Thanks 21..

sstrams284February 18, 2017 04:59AM


IowaRam272February 18, 2017 05:34AM

  Re: Crazy

21Dog264February 18, 2017 05:41AM

  Iowa, if you'll remember..

sstrams254February 18, 2017 07:05AM

  so sorry to hear that

21Dog250February 17, 2017 07:06PM

  Me too

waterfield238February 17, 2017 07:21PM

  Quick update...

JamesJM314February 18, 2017 02:39PM

  Hang in there, Jimmy!

sstrams268February 19, 2017 05:50AM

  Re: Quick update...

Shaky241February 19, 2017 02:36PM

  Re: Quick update...

RAMbler285February 20, 2017 02:18PM

  Just an update

JamesJM261February 26, 2017 08:01AM

  ugh....keep us posted if you can

ferragamo79253February 20, 2017 03:06PM

  We have evacuated. (Nm)

JamesJM235February 20, 2017 05:55PM

  final post from my home.

JamesJM238February 20, 2017 06:08PM


IowaRam342February 20, 2017 06:16PM

  Re: final post from my home.

21Dog354February 20, 2017 07:25PM

  Not sure what to say

Atlantic Ram262February 20, 2017 08:06PM

  Re: final post from my home.

Anonymous User252February 21, 2017 01:26AM

  Re: final post from my home.

sstrams251February 21, 2017 03:59AM

  thanks for updating us

zn224February 22, 2017 03:57AM

  Im on the run will text later stay safe NM

LesBaker247February 22, 2017 04:08AM

  update from SF Chronicle

21Dog272February 21, 2017 07:19AM

  Fingers crossed there, 21..

sstrams302February 21, 2017 07:25AM

  update on Jimmy's part of the state......

21Dog262February 22, 2017 04:21AM

  I got a quick pm from him last night..

sstrams346February 22, 2017 04:45AM

  Re: I got a quick pm from him last night..

21Dog234February 22, 2017 04:56AM

  I hear ya..

sstrams246February 22, 2017 05:03AM

  Holding so far. Attachments

JamesJM278February 22, 2017 05:50AM

  thanks for the update nm

21Dog249February 22, 2017 06:38AM

  great news!

ferragamo79240February 22, 2017 05:22PM

  Re: Holding so far.

MamaRAMa257March 01, 2017 07:34AM

  Our situation is much improved...

JamesJM165March 01, 2017 11:14AM

  Glad to hear..

sstrams233March 02, 2017 03:23AM

  I'm sore...

JamesJM239March 02, 2017 07:23AM

  I'll bet!

sstrams231March 02, 2017 07:43AM

  Be honest

LesBaker241March 02, 2017 10:34AM


ferragamo79229March 02, 2017 11:25AM


JamesJM138March 02, 2017 03:39PM


Atlantic Ram257March 04, 2017 05:36PM