Saturday, July 7, 2007

July 7, 1993

Watching the news about the Midwestern Flood of '93. I was living in Jackson County, Illinois, which like all counties that bordered the Mississippi River, was declared a federal disaster area. Carbondale was in no immediate danger, on higher ground about 12 miles distant, but I did consider going down to the riverfront to help out with filling sandbags or whatever. But with summer class I didn't see having the time or energy. The biblical quote refers to how some of the damage was due to the river breaking through or overcoming the various improvements made by humans to tame the river.

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