Iowa Flood June, 2008  Red Cross Relief Mission

 

Note the stacked trash against the bridge at the high water mark.   This bridge held!

 

Typical home.  One of over 2,000 flooded.

 

this home came to rest on the shore

 

 

This railroad bridge didn't hold. Note the train.

 

Our warehouse had tons of goods ready to distribute.

 

The distribution crew, we had 2 ERVs (Red Cross Trucks) and 3 other vans to deliver the goods door to door to the affected homes.

 

ERV crew loading.

 

Miss loaded but it works.

 

Day of the flood - Red Cross had not arrived yet.  We always wait until the bulk
of the water is receded prior to being deployed into an area.

 

Farm damage

 

Railroad bridge after breaking away

 

These houses were washed away by the river and stopped by this bridge.

 

Farm damage

 

This building was on an island in the middle of the river before the flood

 

same river

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