www.ninite.com - HANDY !!!
I may have written before about http://www.ninite.com/ This is one of the handiest websites that I have found for a while. Free for consumer use....you pick out the programs that you want on your machine and click on the installer, and Ninite does the rest......complete installs, one after the other with no clicking on your part...AND it always chooses NOT to include the excess toolbars. ALSO, tired of keeping programs on multiple machines updated for security reasons....Just save the Installer for all of the ninite programs on your desktop and clink the link and run it once a week....it will skip programs that don't need updated and download and install the ones that do need updated....couldn't be easier for free !!
I haven't updated for a bit, because there hasn't been much to update. The flow is still at 160,000cfs and levees seem to be holding. The Corps won't lower the realease until Aug, so we have another month or more to worry. The water level of some of the inundated areas have gone down a little, but we still worry about heavy rains to the north of us. Keeping our fingers crossed !!
Great aerial photos
Scott with Lee Valley took some awesome pictures yesterday that include Onawa - Blencoe-Little Sioux-Mondamin-Modale-Missouri Valley and Desoto NWR....Thanks Scott !!
His pictures are on their site.
On Saturday the 26th a levee broke in Desoto Bend and is now flooding Desoto and areas east and north. Evacuations have been ordered for those areas around Desoto. Grover is closed from Hwy 30 south and Desoto Ave into the south end of the Refuge is closed. Also today the IDOT has closed Hwy 30 for 2 days to install trapbags to hopefully prevent floodwaters from closing hwy 30 for the rest of the summer. The Decauter bridge is also closed for now. For the next two days, the only way to cross into Nebraska from here is Sioux City or Omaha
Honey Creek Exit of I-29
Looking SSW.... Omaha skyline in the backround...Iowa Feed & Grain and Hansen and Sons buildings in the right middle
More rain yesterday....
That puts Mo Valley in the 3+inch range......lots of water standing in fields as it has no where to drain.....our sump pump in the basement started yesterday, so groundwater is high. Corps announced that due to heavy rains up north, they will ramp up realeases to 160000cfs from Gavins Point.
You have probably seen these pictures, but if not they are here
Do you want a strong password that is easy to remember? Use a simple password or passphrase that contains at least 1 uppercase and lowercase alpha and and 1 number and 1 symbol then simply pad it with an easy to remember combination to make it long. Read article here.....it makes a lot of sense !!
Normally these would be million dollar rains in June....but not so much now....40-50 mph winds last night and over 2 inches and nearly 4 inches in Mondamin & Missouri Valley respectivly. Lots of water standing in fields that cannot drain...
From Larry Geiger who took these pictures
It remains to be seen, if I have anything useful or interesting to say