Wednesday, June 22, 2011
When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay.
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
North Dakota is the next to go. Historic flooding. Not seen since 1881. Another entire town evacuated, possibly wiped out.
Mayor Curt Zimbelman, speaking Wednesday morning by telephone to KXMC television, said there are several areas along the levees where officials aren't sure they control the dikes.
The resulting deluge is expected to dwarf the historic flood of 1969, when the Souris reached 1,554.5 feet above sea level. Zimbelman said the river was already just a tenth of an inch shy of that level at one bridge Tuesday afternoon. It's expected to hit nearly 1,563 feet this weekend — topping the historical record of 1,558 feet set in 1881 by Friday or Saturday.
What's the latest in Fort Worth? Our politicians want to take the levees down. "Flood control", Trinity River Vision style. It's the Fort Worth Way.