Photographs of flooding in Columbus Junction, Iowa:
The store with the giant apple on it is the Economart – Columbus Junction’s grocery store. I worked at the Economart for 2 years while I was in high school. I was always asking people if they wanted “paper or plastic”. My former doctor’s office is located just a few stores down from the Economart.
More photos of flooding (before and after) in Columbus Junction after the jump…
The reflection of the buildings in this photograph is amazing. It is a near-perfect mirror image.
The parking lot at the Economart after floodwaters were pumped out. One of the large windowpanes at the front of the store broke after floodwaters rushed in.
Emergency levee construction in Columbus Junction.
Levee clean up and removal begins in Columbus Junction.
Before floodwaters breached the emergency levee in Columbus Junction.
Photo illustration of flooding after emergency levee breach.
Main Street in downtown Columbus Junction, Iowa.
Photographs via www.cscolumbus.org and Ken Purdy
(Ken or “Mr. Purdy” was one of my math teachers when I was in High School at CCHS. Ken’s site includes several aerial photographs of flooding in Southeast Iowa.)