Monday, June 09, 2008

Iowa.... The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Shawn Johnson (middle) of West Des Moines captures first place in the U.S. Gymnastics Championship in Boston on Saturday.

THE BAD!This is Valley Drive near Water Works Park in Des Moines on Friday. Rain continued over the weekend and now Fleur Drive, a main artery into downtown Des Moines and adjacent to Water Works Park, is closed due to the flooding of the Raccoon River.

This is Parkersburg, Iowa the Monday after the Level 5 tornado that devastated the town on Memorial Sunday. Heavy rain over last weekend added to the survivors misery as many had to be evacuated due to flooding.

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