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    Sorry about posting 2 images. Seems "Attachments" has changed and I'm probably doing something wrong, but can't figure out how to change it.

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    Today's update: 10/8/2015

    There has been a setback in the attempt to repair the water plant channel. Another section started to erode and now efforts are directed at diverting the rapid flow of water away from it. As a result they are working on a new plan. One thing they are not talking about is the sewage treatment plant. It has been under water almost from the onset of the downpour, There are still pockets of people in rural areas that have not yet been reached. All the runoff is terribly polluted. Much aid has been coming in. About the only needs are money and volunteers to help people clearing out their flooded houses. The number of people in shelters is dwindling in part due to our experience placing a group of Katrina survivors. Schools are scheduled to reopen Monday. They have a major problem because of the impassible roads. Under normal circumstances some kids had to endure 1.5 hour bus rides to get to school. Now with detours it will likely be much more time on the bus. I have not yet seen any assessment of the impact on agriculture. The downpours could not have been good for the cotton crop.

    On a lighter note: This week’s home football game will be played at LSU’s stadium in Louisiana. The state fair will start here next week as scheduled. It is an attempt to restore some sense of normalcy here. All the parking fee $ will be given to the flood victim funds.

    A lot of attention is being focused on Columbia. But remember there is a 100-200 mile wide band of affected area all the way from here to the coast. People who are downstream are preparing for the river surge as it works its way to the coast. At least they have had a warning and a little time to prepare. Some places are expected to experience record river levels.
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    Progress is continuing to be made on the breached water channel wall. They have also laid a pipeline to another place on the river and can pump water if the channel repair stalls.

    The river surge is about to reach the coastal area. Once flooded it may take as much as 2 weeks for the flood water to drain out. Most of the area is already saturated from the earlier rainfall. It is also very low and flat land so water just sits there.

    Agricultural losses have been estimated to be at least $300,000,000.

    Ugliness is starting to emerge.
    Scammers impersonating FEMA representatives, builders, and cleaning companies have appeared. Looters have been arrested, and drug dealers have been caught doing business behind road barricades.

    To keep things from getting out of control yesterday the 3200 National Guard force activated at the onset of the flooding has been deputized and armed. Another 1800 are on call.
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    Mom nature can be cruel. We woke up to a severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning. In some areas the rain has been falling at an estimated rate of 1” per 15 minutes. Fortunately the line of severe storms is moving rapidly toward the NE. With the ground totally saturated it is estimated that 90% of the rain will run off. Showers will be hanging around until tomorrow afternoon. Sadly, people have been struggling to put salvageable items outside to dry out. Now what can they do?
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    Sunday update

    Woke up to a cool sunny morning after yesterday?s torrential rain. Some places got more than 4?.
    They deliberately slowed work on the channel wall. They do not want to raise the water level too fast. Given its condition they do not want stress it. The wall is more than 170 years old. The so called channel is actually the remnants of a canal that predates the Civil War. Talk about the need to upgrade our infrastructure!

    Some statistics:
    The food bank has distributed more than a half million meals worth of food since the onset of the flooding.
    The Salvation Army has served more than 250,000 hot meals.
    So far 21 dams have failed.
    There are approximately 130 bridges that were taken out by the flood waters
    There are about 3,800 National Guard members on duty supporting all facets of the flood-related operations. They were an integral part of our disaster plan. As a result they have been used more extensively, quickly, and effectively than Guard use in other recent disasters.
    Some schools will still be closed tomorrow. They have not been able to come up with a workable logistics plan that will enable them to get the rural kids to school in a reasonable amount of time. It?fs literally a ?you cannot get there from here? kind of situation.
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    A few flood pics

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    We are hearing that the breached dams had construction issues. If this last photo is one of them it does not look like it was over topped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    We are hearing that the breached dams had construction issues. If this last photo is one of them it does not look like it was over topped.
    The last photo is of the canal wall that feeds one of our water plants. It did not overflow. The force of the water caused erosion of the 170 year levee that was also softened by the more than 20" of rain. It punched a section out.
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    How are things going for you this week--has your water service been restored?

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