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  • The Flood of 2008

    So today I had some time to venture around St Charles County via 370 and holy high water Batman.

    The soccer fields have probably 8-10' of water on them. When I was driving west on 370 coming around the bend, traffic comes to a hault to look at the water (assholes).

    The Cave Springs exit is closed because on the south side of 370 water covers the road.

    Tomorrow I will head downtown to see how it looks there. This is amazing. When my flight came in on Saturday from Charlotte, the pilot flew us around to see all the damage that had been done. It was incredible. I was not around during the 1993 floods as I was doing that military thing and did not get much news on it.
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    Send some of that water this way - we've got about 800 wildfires that need it.
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    • #3
      Well you could have at least stopped and filled sand bags!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Blues Fan in SF View Post
        Send some of that water this way - we've got about 800 wildfires that need it.
        that is because I farted in your direction. Put down the lighters next time.
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        • #5
          It's interesting you'd mention the gawkers. During the floods in Iowa, there were two kinds of people -- those filling sandbags, and those stopping traffic to look at the floods.

          OK, three kinds of people -- those who stayed home and watched the Cardinals.
          "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
          --Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            You know that old saying about shit floating downstream...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
              OK, three kinds of people -- those who stayed home and watched the Cardinals.
              You too?

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              • #8
                There is a whole area there on 370 that didn't exist, it ended about where The Mills is now and it was all flooded in 93.

                I'm gonna take kiddo in the morning to see it all.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Burrito Brother View Post
                  Well you could have at least stopped and filled sand bags!
                  I thought about doing that but I did not have the right pair of shoes (flip flops) on.
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                  • #10
                    Heard last night on the news that the Mississippi @ St. Louis is still 8 feet shy of the 1993 high water mark.

                    Is that true?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                      Heard last night on the news that the Mississippi @ St. Louis is still 8 feet shy of the 1993 high water mark.

                      Is that true?

                      For now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kennyboyerfan View Post
                        It's interesting you'd mention the gawkers. During the floods in Iowa, there were two kinds of people -- those filling sandbags, and those stopping traffic to look at the floods.

                        OK, three kinds of people -- those who stayed home and watched the Cardinals.
                        It was funny but it allowed me to actually guage how high the water is since I've been to those soccer fields several times.
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                        • #13
                          Thankfully, all the major bridges are still open. Last time there was only ONE way beween St.L and St.C counties. That was I-70. The Page extension was still a pipe dream and the 40 and 367/67 bridges were closed.
                          Make America Great For Once.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by #1 Jimmy fan View Post
                            There is a whole area there on 370 that didn't exist, it ended about where The Mills is now and it was all flooded in 93.

                            I'm gonna take kiddo in the morning to see it all.
                            and don't forget all that crap in the valley of Chesterfield.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Guppy View Post
                              and don't forget all that crap in the valley of Chesterfield.

                              Yep. They also said on the news that New Town has its own levee. So they should be ok if the one by them fails. Thats a big ass community if it were to breach.

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