Posted by: mrpeatie | June 18, 2008

Stunning Iowa Flood Photos

There’s been a good bit of coverage of the recent floods in the Midwest as there should be for such a far reaching natural disaster, but it just doesn’t seem to resonate with folks who aren’t immediately impacted by it. I guess it’s because these floods happen slowly over the course of days and weeks unlike other natural disasters that reshape lives and landscapes in an instant like hurricanes and earthquakes.

I’m sure you’ve seen several photos of Cedar Rapids. Over 100 city blocks of the Ioway city have been inundated by floodwaters. This is a big city with a population of over 200,000. Some of the images are eerily similar to those of New Orleans post-Katrina.

I was on digg the other day, as I usually am, and came across this blog that had some amazing photos of the floods. They are huge images and really show the immense power and destruction these floods are capable of.

The floods will be impacting the rest of the country soon enough. Barges can’t make their way down the Mississippi affecting supply lines on all kinds of products and large swaths of farmlands are being ruined by the rising waters that have already increased the price of corn. And the worst part is when the waters eventually recede and the clean up actually begins.

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  1. […] Christopher Donahue: There’s been a good bit of coverage of the recent floods in the Midwest as there should be for such a far reaching natural disaster, but it just doesn’t seem to resonate with folks who aren’t immediately impacted by it. I guess it’s because these floods happen slowly over the course of days and weeks unlike other natural disasters that reshape lives and landscapes in an instant like hurricanes and earthquakes. […]

  2. […] Big Picture Blog does some awesome stuff. You may recall the Iowa flood photo gallery I posted about a few months back. There is also an impressive set of scenes from Iraq […]


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