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  • #16
    Sunday update

    Woke up to a cool sunny morning after yesterday?s torrential rain. Some places got more than 4?.
    They deliberately slowed work on the channel wall. They do not want to raise the water level too fast. Given its condition they do not want stress it. The wall is more than 170 years old. The so called channel is actually the remnants of a canal that predates the Civil War. Talk about the need to upgrade our infrastructure!

    Some statistics:
    The food bank has distributed more than a half million meals worth of food since the onset of the flooding.
    The Salvation Army has served more than 250,000 hot meals.
    So far 21 dams have failed.
    There are approximately 130 bridges that were taken out by the flood waters
    There are about 3,800 National Guard members on duty supporting all facets of the flood-related operations. They were an integral part of our disaster plan. As a result they have been used more extensively, quickly, and effectively than Guard use in other recent disasters.
    Some schools will still be closed tomorrow. They have not been able to come up with a workable logistics plan that will enable them to get the rural kids to school in a reasonable amount of time. It?fs literally a ?you cannot get there from here? kind of situation.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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    • #17
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      You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
      http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

      See my personal webpage @
      http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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      • #18
        We are hearing that the breached dams had construction issues. If this last photo is one of them it does not look like it was over topped.
        I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by nonoise View Post
          We are hearing that the breached dams had construction issues. If this last photo is one of them it does not look like it was over topped.
          The last photo is of the canal wall that feeds one of our water plants. It did not overflow. The force of the water caused erosion of the 170 year levee that was also softened by the more than 20" of rain. It punched a section out.
          You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
          http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

          See my personal webpage @
          http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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          • #20
            How are things going for you this week--has your water service been restored?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Crashbang View Post
              How are things going for you this week--has your water service been restored?
              The water service is back to normal thanks to a temporary fix. It will be 6 months to a year before a permanent fix is in place. The road and bridge problems are the biggest impediment most people have to contend with. The detours are resulting in increased commuting times, traffic jams, and a loss of business due to accessibility issues. Overall things are going well thanks to a well thought out disaster plan that was developed after hurricane Hugo and refined after Katrina. There are only a couple hundred people left in shelters and the number is falling rapidly. FEMA is processing about 50,000 applications for individual support. The National Guard is staying on duty for 2 more weeks to help the highway department put together at least temporary fixes. There are a lot of questions regarding permanent fixes because of the budget debacle in Washington and uncertainties regarding funds that will be available. We have been getting a good bit of help from the surrounding states and the country as a whole. There are a good many people who had no flood insurance or who had their jobs literally washed away and will need support fora good while before they get their lives put back together. These kinds of disasters usually affect the poor people the most.
              You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
              http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

              See my personal webpage @
              http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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