Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Of moving accidents by flood and field."

City Park, Iowa City. Photo from Iowa City Press Citizen.

This is the worst flood I have ever seen but I was not here in 1993 so I can't say how it compares to then. You can see the outdoor theater at the top of the picture surrounded by water which has forced a temporary relocation to City High for this summer's Shakespeare Festival. Thankfully our place is on higher ground.

UPDATE: Not to make light of other people's misfortune but it does remind me of the The Onion headline, "Johnny Cash Called in to Assess Flood." I could not find a link for that so how about this instead:

3 comments:

Churlita said...

If it's not as bad as 1993, it's definitely close. I was pregnant with Stinky in '93, so I wasn't quite as aware of what was going on as I am this year. It's still not as bad as the news is making it, though.

Dexter said...

That's good to hear. My mom was getting a little nervous back in New England. The only time Iowa City is mentioned on the national news (or Iowa even) is when there is some natural disaster or tragedy.

Ripe Aplomb said...

Glad to hear you're OK out there. I'll think of you when I'm high up this weekend - but not dry. Your rain is headed this way, so Bonnaroo could be a mud fest...