Monday, June 24, 2024

Heavy Rain Flooding Tornadoes Northwest Iowa Towns

Hi! Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Hope this finds everyone doing well in your areas.

How was everyone’s weekend? Wet, dry, stormy, windy, and it seems that everywhere around we all were facing something. I was out of town for weekend with a Class Reunion. This year we were going to see a few more from further states than we previously had. So, was kind of excited for that too.

I knew that going home I might see an abundance of water in different areas. Northwest Iowa was having rain that was resulting with tornadoes, and a lot of flooding too. Was a nice sunny warm day when I left. As I got further north it was becoming cloudy, and then taking on that gloomy like feeling as things are working there way to surface,

I was staying at my sisters for the weekend. We unloaded my cat, and her belongings as her new home will be with my sister. Tonight I am missing her here, kind of the routine of things she would do, and hoping she is adjusting with the new home. Sat down for a bit to rest, and talk. Then, the tornado siren was going off. Really, is that the kind of night we are going to have? 

I later cleaned up, and went out for supper. I was going to be at our classes meeting place early, but that was fine. As the night went along. Classmates came in, and we accumulated a nice group. Everyone having fun talking, sharing, taking pictures, and having an enjoyable evening. Some phones were receiving weather notices, and soon tornado sirens were sounding. Boy, was it raining too! Nice stream was in front of the building. The sirens stopped, and we continued on with our gathering. About 5 minutes later the sirens went off again. Windy, and really raining outside. Couldn’t really leave. I guess a tornadoes had landed outside of town from where we were. We just figured if it had to be our class of 84 would go out with a bang. We were fortunate to have some visiting from out of state, or a distance with the weather before and now. Things calmed down, and we all kept an eye on things as the night moved along. Some towns dealing with flooding, not entering or exiting some towns, and a lot of water. Finally we all parted for the night knowing we were gathering again the next night for a cookout.

Woke the next day to some towns flooded, and some having evacuations from apartments, homes, nursing homes, and so on. In town for us there was a water restriction issues. They asked for everyone not to take showers, do laundry, and things like that.

Despite everything we had a good night with our gathering, and sharing memories with laughs and the enjoyment of everyone’s company. Nice night with a nice breeze on the patio. Very comforting, and relaxing.

These are some photos from Spencer Iowa. They were flooded badly as you can see. 

This is a photo of flooding in Rock Rapids, IA. So much water!

Another town with flooding was Rock Valley, IA. Just horrid the water they had too!

This is only a few pictures of things happening around us. Homes with water in basements being dealt with right in Sheldon, and all around us. Even up in Sioux Falls, SD got a lot of water too. It has really been bad so far this year with Northwest Iowa. And the northern part of IA too. 

This is a picture of The Falls in Sioux Falls, SD. Bottom picture is from 2 weeks ago, and the top one if from the rain and flooding at the falls now. What a difference, right?

I hope everyone is getting through the weather if you are experiencing it. Enjoy, and be safe! Thanks so much for visiting LilacsNDreams! Happy to see ya, and I enjoy the company. Hope to see y’all again. Till the next time Have a Great Day, and be safe with all you do. Have a great week everyone! Toodles!!


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