Crap-filled Nattering Nabobs:
A portion of Davenport still was flooded Wednesday morning, a day after the swollen Mississippi River broke through a temporary barrier in the Iowa city and rushed into downtown, covering streets and surrounding homes and businesses.
With the river at flood stage in several states, Davenport’s flooding could portend what other communities downriver could face in the coming days if barriers don’t hold.
Tuesday afternoon’s breach at Davenport’s riverfront turned some downtown streets into a virtual lake, with water coming up to some vehicles’ hoods and windshields. Water rushed into a few blocks, city official Kurt Allemeier said.
Fire department crews got into boats and helped ferry people from their surrounded homes and businesses, CNN affiliates WQAD and WHBF reported. In some instances they took residents to their homes to gather belongings, and then brought them back to dry land.
No worries – twenty or so Democrat candidates for president are rushing to the scene, where they will hold back nature by the sheer force of their will and they’ll dry everything out with blasts of hot air. They will also promise Iowans billions of dollars in aid if they are elected. All the Democrats agree that Iowa is vital to America because Iowa holds the first caucuses in the nation.