Cairo, Illinois, are you going to be underwater soon?

Discussion in 'Pandora's Box' started by Swills, May 2, 2011.

  1. #1 Swills, May 2, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2011
    U.S. decision on levee blast expected at 5 p.m.

    Full article here: U.S. decision on levee blast expected at 5 p.m. | Reuters

    Who lives near this area? What's up with the flooding?


  2. I live near Chicago, but I know that if the levee breaks, then Cairo wont be flooded, theoretically.

    I don't know what ended up happening though.

    Fun fact: it's pronounced KAY-ro for some reason.

    And yeah, the Missouri guys are pissed.
  3. Cool, thanks for the insight! Yeah man, this is a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario.
  4. Sounds like they are going to go along with blowing you really move a bunch of explosives in if you weren't pretty sure you would blow it...
  5. The plan was to blow the Missouri side of the levee. Thousands of acres of land are going to be flooded if this happens. The Missouri Attorney General has since asked for the decision to be repealed. I think they are still talking about what to do.

    edit: I didn't even read the article lol. apparently they already covered this: "But blowing up the levee would flood more than 100,000 acres of farmland in Missouri."
  6. i hope fema doesnt get involved

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