Thursday, May 9, 2019

When the Levee Breaks

What happens when a Mississippi River levee breaks?

The water event took place on April 30.


Anonymous said...

Where is this KF?

Hermit King said...

I'm reminded of all of the tsunami videos from the Tōhoku earthquake that caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Always take moving water seriously.

I'm interested to see if those drivers actually escaped.

Anonymous said...

Davenport, Iowa

Internet Search Technician said...

Roam Restaurant and Bar in downtown Davenport, Iowa.

Google is your friend.

Anonymous said...

downtown Davenport, Iowa

Anonymous said...

Since 11:08 is google challenged, let's help him/her out. WHBF is located in Rock Island, Illinois, which is one of the "Quad Cities" situated in the states of Iowa and Illinois along the Mississippi River. This footage, therefore, would have been captured in the vicinity of the Quad Cities region directly adjacent to the Mississippi River; hence, the reference to a "Mississippi River Levee." I also note that HESCO appears to be a large, multi-national corporate supplier of barrier products used in multiple settings, including military applications.

Anonymous said...

Davenport, Iowa

Anonymous said...

U got 4 minutes.

Anonymous said...

I’ve always been amazed that terrorist have not figured out how much damage could be done by tampering with the river levee when the water is up. If this happened in the north Delta it would be tragic.

Anonymous said...

The city rejected a plan in the mid-1980s to help the federal government build a $34 million floodwall, instead focusing on buying out low-lying properties and building flood resilient structures.

After flooding in 1993, the city opted to continue its approach to flood resiliency instead of committing to the high cost of permanent flood barriers. They just did not want to lose their view of the river...we’ll, they got it!

Anonymous said...

You should see some of the streets in Houston Texas. Totally wiped out.

Anonymous said...

@12:17, while true, Lets just make sure its on the internet for good measure.

Anonymous said...

When the levee breaks, we'll have no place to stay.

Anonymous said...

A couple of those people didn't clock out before leaving work.

Anonymous said...

12:52 - If it keeps on rainin' levee's goin' to break
If it keeps on rainin' levee's goin' to break
When the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay.
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan

Anonymous said...

Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks - Famous 1927 Mississippi River Flood

One of the better bsides- Columbia 14439-D released in August of 1929. Aug 1929

Finger In The Dike.. said...

12:17 - You may be always amazed but you're also a dumb ass! Don't think for a minute that our federal and state governments are not aware of that and prepared for it. That includes the levee board and those who closely guard traffic on and movement around the levee in our state. You would also be amazed to learn that immediately following 9/11 our government was closely guarding Grand Gulf, the Mississippi River Levee system in this state and the movement of highway freight vehicles....from both ground and air.

Please remain amazed. And stupid.

Anonymous said...

Pascal figured it out back in 1647: Water seeks its own level.

Here's a radical idea: Don't build stuff or try to farm land that is in a flood plain. And if you do, don't expect the taxpayers to protect your property or to bail you out when the flood comes.

Anonymous said...

Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,

Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,

When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.

Justice for Hescos said...

Hesco barriers good for stopping mortars and rockets in Iraq. Not so good stopping millions gallons of muddy Mississippi.

Anonymous said...


12:17 here. I have property inside the levee. I’ve dealt with a flooded river on the levee to get to my property, day and night, for years. I’ve called the cops on several people on the levee in flood situations that had no business being there. You are simply naive to believe the government is protecting you.

Anonymous said...

So, 9:20...You've called the cops on people. How many? 3? What about the hundreds that have been arrested without your complaints? And most of them are just joy riding.

It's the role of government to offer certain protections through surveillance. They're on patrol and are well aware of the dangers inherent in this day of sabotage and terrorism. And their efforts and diligence far surpass that of some clown with nine flooded acres on the back side of the levee.

Anonymous said...

My point is there’s too much levee and too few cops. I’ve only seen law enforcement on the levee that wasn’t called one time. To think they are able to protect it is laughable.

Anonymous said...

When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.

Anonymous said...

Yet local news has all but ignored the major flooding in our own back yards due to lobbyist, special interest groups, and a our government not completing a project with backwater pumps already funded.

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