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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by AndrewJay
there were three planned explosions. the first has definetly gone off. it was the largest. its hard to find anything on the media about this, so i'm unsure if the second has gone off yet, but sometime within the next few hours if it hasn't already. the third is scheduled for the afternoon today.
Originally posted by jimnuggits
Sure, for this we have to hunt, search and scrape together bits of information, but if you want to know what Snooki's poop looks like, there's an app for that.
By 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, the Ohio River at Cairo had dropped by more than a foot, to 60.57 feet from 61.72 feet just before the explosion. Engineers were still preparing to blow two additional holes at the southern end of the floodway—some 35 miles away—to let water flow back into the river, according to a 5 a.m. update on a Corps Facebook page.
Originally posted by EvolEric
reply to post by Tinman67
I am not arguing with you,
you have some valid points...
But did you take a look at that flood map?
132,000 acres alone might not be enough to cause a food shortage...
but glance at that map...
That is a LOT of farm land that is going to be effected...
And I've read a dozen threads/news stories discussing the current food shortage around the world...
Tell me that losing farm land won't effect the quantity of food available?
I hope not, really I do...
Pray that I am full of it!!!
Carlin Bennett, a commissioner in the rural Missouri county that will bear the brunt of the flooding, said it was a little early to make the call, but was afraid the operation would not drop the river the three to four feet the government wants.
"It's looking like all of our worst fears here," said Bennett, who has 80 acres himself that are being flooded. "Our land got flooded and they are not getting the flooding relief they expected."
the Levees are failing in Illinois, the towns being evacuated, the trains haven't run in over a week, the tracks are washing away, two community colleges and scores of schools are flooded. This is not just about Cairo but about all the historic living breathing towns along the Ohio and Mississippi river and the PEOPLE who call them home. This IS Little Egypt. Before the Corps came in and built the levees it flooded yes but not like this, Some of these towns have been here over two hundred years and they are underwater. There has not been more then a 36 hour period without rain since the first week of April.