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EVACUATIONS: Voluntary evacuations issued for portions of Ames

There are 12 comments on the WHOtv story from Aug 10, 2010, titled EVACUATIONS: Voluntary evacuations issued for portions of Ames. In it, WHOtv reports that:

Late Tuesday night the city of Ames began encouraging voluntary evacuations. The areas of most concern include homes along S 5th Street, S. Maple Ave, and The Meadowlane Mobile Home Park.

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Bignate

Nevada, IA

#1 Aug 10, 2010
Be prepared Ames.....Story City area has recieved about 4" so far...and it's still raining. Several streets are flooded, park is completely flooded, golf course is going under. Skunk river is rising rapidly...and it's all heading toward Ames for the morning. It could be a quality flood.
NWames

Dubuque, IA

#2 Aug 10, 2010
Several streets were over-run with streams of water and ponding from the ISU campus out towards NW Ames at 11PM. The Cyride buses barely made it through. Drivers beware.
Ames Driver

Des Moines, IA

#3 Aug 10, 2010
no joke

just drove from south ames to lincolnway hy vee

consider myself lucky to have made it home

had my car stall out on s 16th, was ready to abandon it if i had too, thank goodness it restarted!
Waterlogged

Ocala, FL

#5 Aug 10, 2010
Many basements in Ames are flooding! My two sump pumps are running full time, but they cant keep up with all the rain. It will be messy!
jello483

United States

#6 Aug 10, 2010
Live north of Boone with south fork of Squaw Creek in my backyard -- we've had 5in. of rain as of 11pm, still raining as of 1am, and now in another TStorm warning for storm coming up from the south. All of this water is now headed towards ISU -- please be safe and think before you drive thru the water!!
Cys Westside

Appleton, WI

#7 Aug 10, 2010
My basement toilet and sink have backed up and is spewing water on the basement floor. We are on the west side of ISU campus north of Lincolnway far away from the river. The water is baqcked up in the street. This is only going to get worse before it gets better.
COW PIE or cow dung

Des Moines, IA

#8 Aug 10, 2010
My street out front covered with 8" water.
Basement flooded with 2' water.
Sewer backed up with turds floating across dining room floor.
It only looks worse before it gets any better !!!
Tyler

Ames, IA

#9 Aug 11, 2010
evacuated from the apt i moved into a week ago. Got as much as I could out. Moved my Jeep twice. That thing sure knows its way around water. Thank God I swapped the Jetta for it.
Glen C

Davenport, IA

#10 Aug 11, 2010
Duff from 4th street to Skunk River bridge is blocked off and impassable,
4th Street and Lincoln way by the intramural fields across from jack trice is blocked off,
S 16th street is blocked off midway by the trailer homes,
6th Street by brookside park is blocked off,
30 remains open but is flooded by the dayton on ramp so expect something to happen there I'm sure
Airport Road heading south to duff is blocked off
5th street is blocked off, there was a evacuation notice given awhile ago for it, I went there and saw some residents leaving, the first floor of the lower apartments have water rising.
Bignate

Nevada, IA

#11 Aug 11, 2010
3:45 AM and I just looked at the River Gages website for the Riverside Drive gage station. They have now updated the forcasted crest to 23' at 7 AM. This is more than 2 foot higher than the 1996 record crest of 20.89 feet. Look out Wal-Mart, Target, and all the other South Duff businesses...this is one for the record books!
Glen C

Davenport, IA

#12 Aug 11, 2010
University Blvd from 4th to Haber is closed, water is spilling onto the street and lincoln way infront of Maple.
Stange is closed from 13th to the next block, flooding on the street there.
4th street intersection that had a little bit of water is now spilling rapidly into the intramural fields across the street.
sorrybutcomeon

State Center, IA

#13 Aug 11, 2010
I know this is extreme rain, but its been happening too long. I feel for people, but come on. Its like Cedar Rapids couple years ago. They all knew it was coming but didn't prepare. I feel for them but, some of its there own fault. I heard Enterprise Rental car lost 5 cars. Come on, your ina flood plain. I was told the manager chose not to come in last night. This is senseless loss. All these people driving through the water will cry when there cars junk the motor, DUH, don't drive through it. If you want to see the devastation, go on web. Don't go and gawk. I know I'm coming off as harsh, but you gotta try you cant just let it happen.

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