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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

ferragamo79920February 13, 2017 03:06PM

  Been following the news closely....

JamesJM542February 13, 2017 03:15PM

  Thanks so much, '79...

sstrams441February 13, 2017 04:57PM

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

waterfield440February 13, 2017 05:58PM

  signed vintage football cards of

ferragamo79473February 14, 2017 04:43PM

  I want them NOW !

waterfield401February 14, 2017 06:35PM

  hoping the best for you

21Dog413February 13, 2017 06:19PM

  left you all my Kate Perry and Clay Aiken CDs

ferragamo79472February 14, 2017 04:44PM

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

21Dog474February 14, 2017 08:07PM

  I hope you keep safe

Atlantic Ram428February 13, 2017 08:34PM

  shame of all this is........

21Dog444February 14, 2017 04:29AM

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

Ramgator428February 14, 2017 07:24AM

  Ever see the TV Special about building the Hoover Dam?

JamesJM427February 14, 2017 08:44AM

  back home tonight

ferragamo79437February 14, 2017 04:42PM

  good to hear

21Dog406February 15, 2017 04:11AM

  Thank God!

Drew2839385February 15, 2017 07:32AM

  thanks Drew

ferragamo79303February 15, 2017 10:28AM

  giant sea turtle?!

Drew2839338February 16, 2017 02:11PM

  Re: thanks Drew

IowaRam312February 16, 2017 02:24PM

  That was a cute commercial!

Drew2839291February 17, 2017 06:11AM

  good the hear the evacuation was lifted

JoeMad413February 15, 2017 06:13AM

  thanks Joe

ferragamo79281February 15, 2017 10:26AM

  glad you're ok!

JoeMad297February 15, 2017 11:36AM

  A brief explanation of what is happening

ferragamo79347February 15, 2017 10:24AM

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

LesBaker312February 16, 2017 09:01AM

  thanks Les

ferragamo79303February 17, 2017 10:09AM

  Can I still have it even though you are safe?

LesBaker327February 17, 2017 03:21PM

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

waterfield304February 16, 2017 09:26AM

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

JamesJM351February 16, 2017 01:08PM

  stay safe James

JoeMad308February 17, 2017 01:45PM

  Getting ready to evacuate.

JamesJM300February 17, 2017 03:31PM

  Seriously? Hang in there man..

sstrams324February 17, 2017 03:47PM

  local newspaper account........

21Dog311February 17, 2017 07:13PM

  a television report on the situation

21Dog403February 18, 2017 03:34AM

  Thanks 21..

sstrams345February 18, 2017 04:59AM


IowaRam344February 18, 2017 05:34AM

  Re: Crazy

21Dog323February 18, 2017 05:41AM

  Iowa, if you'll remember..

sstrams287February 18, 2017 07:05AM

  so sorry to hear that

21Dog289February 17, 2017 07:06PM

  Me too

waterfield300February 17, 2017 07:21PM

  Quick update...

JamesJM381February 18, 2017 02:39PM

  Hang in there, Jimmy!

sstrams327February 19, 2017 05:50AM

  Re: Quick update...

Shaky286February 19, 2017 02:36PM

  Re: Quick update...

RAMbler342February 20, 2017 02:18PM

  Just an update

JamesJM322February 26, 2017 08:01AM

  ugh....keep us posted if you can

ferragamo79310February 20, 2017 03:06PM

  We have evacuated. (Nm)

JamesJM292February 20, 2017 05:55PM

  final post from my home.

JamesJM312February 20, 2017 06:08PM


IowaRam418February 20, 2017 06:16PM

  Re: final post from my home.

21Dog419February 20, 2017 07:25PM

  Not sure what to say

Atlantic Ram329February 20, 2017 08:06PM

  Re: final post from my home.

Anonymous User299February 21, 2017 01:26AM

  Re: final post from my home.

sstrams316February 21, 2017 03:59AM

  thanks for updating us

zn282February 22, 2017 03:57AM

  Im on the run will text later stay safe NM

LesBaker314February 22, 2017 04:08AM

  update from SF Chronicle

21Dog356February 21, 2017 07:19AM

  Fingers crossed there, 21..

sstrams360February 21, 2017 07:25AM

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

21Dog330February 22, 2017 04:21AM

  I got a quick pm from him last night..

sstrams417February 22, 2017 04:45AM

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

21Dog285February 22, 2017 04:56AM

  I hear ya..

sstrams288February 22, 2017 05:03AM

  Holding so far. Attachments

JamesJM328February 22, 2017 05:50AM

  thanks for the update nm

21Dog338February 22, 2017 06:38AM

  great news!

ferragamo79285February 22, 2017 05:22PM

  Re: Holding so far.

MamaRAMa344March 01, 2017 07:34AM

  Our situation is much improved...

JamesJM220March 01, 2017 11:14AM

  Glad to hear..

sstrams291March 02, 2017 03:23AM

  I'm sore...

JamesJM299March 02, 2017 07:23AM

  I'll bet!

sstrams295March 02, 2017 07:43AM

  Be honest

LesBaker291March 02, 2017 10:34AM


ferragamo79287March 02, 2017 11:25AM


JamesJM194March 02, 2017 03:39PM


Atlantic Ram327March 04, 2017 05:36PM