View Full Version : OT - Mississippi flood waters

07-16-2008, 04:26 AM
I had this link sent to me today, and I thought I would share it with you guys. We have been having flood waters here on occasion in the UK - BUT nothing quite like this!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Floodwaters (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/mississippi_floodwaters_in_iow.html)

07-16-2008, 07:32 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Thanks for the link, Goose.

I will never complain of wet shoe prints across the floors in Jambo Towers again!

07-17-2008, 12:10 AM
Pretty much the only thing we see on the news is election crap and these floods in the midwest. Here in California, it's quite the opposite ironically, we are suffering from drought and massive wildfires.

I'm wondering if Blastomatic will end up sharing some pictures taken from his tugboat. I remember him sharing his video from Katrina.

07-17-2008, 08:45 AM
I wonder what people living in those areas pay for their insurances ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

At lot i assume. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

07-17-2008, 09:16 AM
They may now be uninsurable? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

07-17-2008, 07:06 PM
RJ is mostly right, and it sucks for the residence of those towns. There are quite a few of towns/cities that cannot recover, so know they are ghost towns. These floods are worse than Katrina, because they effect more area. If I'm correct, this disaster will cost us close to a Billion dollars.

07-18-2008, 12:34 PM
I remember an insurance company pulling out of thier claim that they insured all 50 states, or some such, due to the fact that after Katrina, they could no longer afford to insure Louisiana.

Those pictures mean a whole lot more when I realize I just missed it by less than six months. I just left Iowa in February...

07-23-2008, 11:02 AM
Theres really not any neato pics to take , New Orleans isnt getting any high river , the river is staying right at 10 foot , which flood stage is 17 foot , but we have all kinda neat sinkings and collisions. last week a lite boat (no barge) crossed in front of a southbound tow twice , the 2nd time he didnt make it , and was run over with loads , a few days later , the French Lady , the first tow boat i ever worked on , was towlining a barge and sank by Algiers point right there by downtown new orleans , i think when the barge hit the current it snatched the boat over , that boat wouldnt be a good boat to towline with , and just last night some ****** on the Mel Oliver was north bound with a load of #6 oil , and he crossed right in front of a southbound ship , and didnt make it , the ship split the barge into , and now im stuck at stolthaven waiting for the river to open back up , theres a 25 mile section thats closed while theyre trying to clean it up , you should see the 6 oil floating down the river. pretty cool.

07-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Two shots of the oil spill, via AOL.com.


"Nothing leaked from the chemical tanker, but thick fuel from the barge spread at least 12 miles down the river. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said efforts were being made to minimize the impact on air and water quality and wildlife. Above, Coast Guard personnel work to contain the spill."


"More than 400,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Mississippi River around New Orleans Wednesday after a chemical tanker and a fuel barge collided overnight. The Coast Guard closed a 29-mile stretch of the river as crews scrambled to contain the spill. Here, tug boats hold up the barge, which split in half."

Source (http://news.aol.com/article/huge-oil-spill-shuts-mississippi-river/97364?icid=100214839x1206349766x1200316838)

07-24-2008, 12:04 PM
98 miles of it is closed now. all the way from Harvey Locks to the mouth , and that includes Tiger Pass down in Venice , so now the oil field will be affected a little , because the supply boats wont be able to move now. in that pic , the 2nd boat from the right , i worked on that boat when i was 18 , it used to be the Casey C , its the Aaron Charles McKinney now.