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Old 09-10-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern Iowa
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I'd think Fairfield should be pretty safe from major flooding, it's probably 12 miles or more to a river of any size from Fairfield. That's not to say there couldn't be any flash floods in the area though, that can happen just about anywhere given enough rainfall within a short amount of time.

In 1993 flooding around Iowa was widespread, but I don't recall anything ever flooding in the Fairfield area. The flood of 93 was also nasty in that the duration was like no other in recent times. I live right on the Mississippi, 93 was the only time I can remember in my 40+ years that the river channel was shut down to barge traffic for well over a month, maybe two months, if I remember correctly.

In 2001 the flood along the Mississippi was as bad in my town as it was in 1993. The biggest difference though, it didn't last all summer long like 93 did. It also didn't affect the inland waters of Iowa the way it did in 1993.

As long as you don't move into any low lying areas with a creek or stream nearby you should be alright in Fairfield.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Back in 1993 I worked at a theater in Ames that was submerged during the flooding. It was, shortly thereafter, demolished.

There's been some interesting comments (over at AmesTalk (http://www.amestalk.com/ - broken link)) regarding the Walmart that is presently being built right across the road--in the same flood plain.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: cedar falls,iowa
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Default flood of 1993

I got flooded to really bad they didn't even have the flood wall by us finished yet.
Also got hit bad in 1999 too.
tina
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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I was working at Amana Refrigeration in '93 and the water got so high that eventually we hd to park at the visitor's center and take buses to the plant. The maintenance guys even went around and put sandbags over the tops of the drains inside the plant to keep water from coming in from outside.
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:34 AM
 
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I remember the idiot who decided to break a sandbag levee to strand his wife on the other side of the river. The reason was that he wanted to go to a party and did not want the wife coming. They caught him and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

I also remember the floating caskets on TV and how upset people were about it.

I am from Memphis, but the flood really did not go south of the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois. Some parts of north Tennessee had some minor crop flooding. Memphis is on a bluff and the only way that it could be ever flooded is if the polar ice caps melted. Just one more reason TO be flooded.

Didn't Cedar Rapids get flooded out last year or two years ago?
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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god
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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wow this sucks
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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no
why this is willingly retarted but so true woogli
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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**** all u
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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stupid ****s
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