Monday, June 2, 2008
Rained Out: More Storms for the Week Here in Iowa
Cedar Rapids wipes out the Independent Church League for Monday. Thankfully, the weather is only rain, but enough to wipe out tonight's softball game.
Rain and a wiped out softball game for another week doesn't compare with the F5 Tornado that destroyed 1/3 of Parkersburg, Iowa the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. At Rotary today in Cedar Rapids, it was mentioned that 14 of the 16 members of the Rotary Club of Parkersburg had their homes destroyed. Over 220 residences were distroyed in the community. The high school, town grocery story and entire community has been impacted by the destruction of property. Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to the community that will certainly be the state's largest construction site for some time.
Other areas of the state have been affected by rain, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding. The forecast for Cedar Rapids is for rain most of the week. Hopefully, the areas that least need it our State will be spared from more rain and disruptions. Several areas clearly need time and good weather to clean up from the Memorial Weekend storms and flooding.