Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Iowa River Flood Update 4

Fortunately, levels did not rise as quickly as originally anticipated. Though flooding will increase in the days to come the Lord graciously granted us a few additional days finish sandbagging and get our offices moved out of the church.

Some very exciting things happened today. Again, hundreds showed up to help. The operation went so smoothly that fortification of the walls around Parkview was completed around noon. Because things were operating so proficiently at Parkview we became the regional sandbagging site for our entire neighborhood. The condominium development west of the church was our target. When the day began all of us thought this large development was going to be completely engulfed by the flood. The most satisfying thing was seeing our productivity increase so dramatically that by the end of the day, the entire development was completely protected by a well-fortified sand bag wall. A task that was seemingly impossible was accomplished in one day by the teamwork of so many!

Below are a few pics giving you a glimpse of today’s conditions…



This one gives you a glimpse of all that was going on during our peak activity time this afternoon.





Water had begun to fill out central parking section.



A beautiful lawn was replaced by deep muddy tracks.



Some of the innovation our workers used to drain our rain gutters outside the wall.



Taft Speedway looking west from the church property.

4 comments:

No Name said...

Scott, Julie and I are praying for you and Parkview. So glad to hear the sandbagging is finished--we're praying the church remains unflooded in the days to come!

George Halitzka said...

Oh, I didn't realize that would post me as "no name" . . . it's George Halitzka. [-;

Scott Sterner said...

Thanks George. When I saw "Julie and I" I figured it was you! We appreciate the prayers.

tina marie said...

WOW! That's really all I can say!