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When The Levee Breaks

Still no word from the Nine Overdue Editors (or any others).

The most exciting thing here at the moment is that the river running through town is flooding. It's expected to rise seven feet over flood stage this evening, and we'll be getting more rain the rest of the week. Several smaller towns in the county are flooded, and they expect a few streets here to be closed because of the water. The north bank overflows first, while most of the town is on the south bank. Our house should be ok, but since I don't really know what to expect, the whole thing makes me a bit...antsy.

I've never lived anywhere I had to worry seriously about flooding. Hurricanes while growing up in Georgia, fine. Tornadoes when we moved to Indiana, also fine. Floods are a new natural disaster for me. Let's see, that leaves earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, monsoons, avalanches, mudslides, nor'easters...