Burlington, Ill – levee failed

Barack Obama has been an Iowa filling sandbags. Where’s President Bush? The flooding in the Midwest appears to be some of the worst we’ve seen since the early 90s. Our president, is engaged in doing something important, I just don’t know what it is. Bush did get briefed today and spoke publicly about the flooding in the Midwest.

From AP:

The rising Mississippi River interrupted travel on two bridges between Iowa and Illinois and forced the helicopter rescue of more than a dozen people sandbagging a levee before it broke near the western Illinois village of Gulf Port.

The break also forced the closure of the Great River Bridge that connects Gulf Port to Burlington via U.S. Highway 34 and threatened to deluge farmland. (More…)