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The flooding here is getting insane. Just.... insane.

Iowa town eyes approaching flood
By Kevin Cole
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HAMBURG, Iowa — Missouri River floodwaters were about one-quarter mile Wednesday morning from the temporary earthen levee that is the only barrier now protecting Hamburg.
Mike Crecelius, emergency management director for Fremont County, said the water that broke through Levee-575 on Monday, about five miles from Hamburg, has crossed Iowa Highway 333 and is filling a drainage ditch on the south side of town.
Crecelius said he believes the temporary levee — built to a height of about 8 feet — can keep the southwestern Iowa town of 1,200 dry.
Crews working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers piled about three feet of extra dirt atop the temporary levee by Tuesday evening and wrapped the entire levee in plastic.
If the temporary levee fails, the southern portion of Hamburg could be covered by as much as 10 feet of water within days, officials have said.
Hamburg Fire Chief Dan Sturm said only seven of the 40 households in the southern part of Hamburg have not been evacuated. The remaining residents are poised to escape quickly if water floods the town, he said.
“We think the new levee will hold,” Sturm said. “But there are no guarantees of anything in this situation.”
Even though the levee breach was downstream, the floodwaters were flowing north and filling the area around Hamburg because the town sits in a valley. The fire chief compared the geography to a slowly filling bathtub.
The river has been rising steadily for weeks as the Corps of Engineers increased the amount of water being dumped from dams upstream to clear out heavy spring rain and snowmelt.
Releases at Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota hit the planned maximum of 150,000 cubic feet of water per second on Tuesday.
Mike Nenneman, a farmer from Sidney, was waiting for the flood to swamp a 360-acre tract of corn and soybeans he owns in far southwest Iowa. He said he hopes to break even, with $700 per acre in crop insurance to offset his losses.
“We are the drain of southwest Iowa,” Nenneman said, gesturing to the Missouri River to the west and the Nishnabotna River to the east. “We take all the water from everywhere.”
This report includes material from the Associated Press.

Seriously, so much of Iowa is in trouble and parts of Nebraska too. if the Omaha airport is closed, Eppley, this city is going to be in serious trouble. Gas prices are starting to rise and food prices have already spiked.
And it's only suppose to get worse.

To the sound of drip drop on high-up windows and mike portnoy
Writing information/updates/sparkly things of that manner... (Some you already know)

Writing, so you don't have to dig through the public entries, can be found either listed here or at Angel Dust, my sparkly fic journal!

I was lazy and didn't get around to transferring the rest of it til I had a bit of time/boredom tonight. All of my a7x fics and my jrock drabbles/word experiments are now over at the fic journal, so if you ever, god forbid, are bored enough you are welcome to stare and laugh or pat me on the head! <33


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Avenged has Mike Portnoy doing Jimmy's work in the studio.
Fucking amazing.
(I cried)
Official word: http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/news/a7x-enters-studio-mike-portnoy

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Okay here's the whole bit.
The most relevant quote: 
“I was planning on waiting until the coroner’s results were in to talk about Jimmy — but realized that whatever the report has to say just really doesn’t matter,” Barbara tells me. “Now that a little time has passed, I am able to read some of the fan postings, and want to share a few details that might bring them comfort. The last few months of Jimmy’s life were good ones."

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Jimmy died in his sleep.
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<3 Ryan Adams, Rescue Blues, Gold <3
Everybody wants you to be special
And everybody wants you to be high
They throw you down a rope when you're in trouble, Baby
Screamin' "save me"
They then charge you with the rescue blues

And everybody wants to see you suffer
They know that you need the pain so much
They throw you up a rope when you're too high
To cruise, Baby
Lord, you lose Lady
Then they charge you with the rescue blues

And everybody wants to see you fall
That's why the always love to get you high
And everybody knows you need the pain so much, Lady
Well, keep in touch, Baby
Just don't charge me with your rescue blues

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Inconclusive? What do you mean inconclusive?!
Linky: http://www.ocregister.com/news/sullivan-226306-jacobson-avenged.html

An autopsy Tuesday on Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan was inconclusive as to the cause of the 28-year-old musician's death.

The Orange County coroner's office ordered "toxicology, microscopic and laboratory tests" to help determine why Sullivan died, according to Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Sheriff's-Coroner's office.

It's likely to take weeks to get the results of those tests, officials said.

Elizabeth and Leicester
Title: Elizabeth and Leicester
Rating: PG-13 (language)
Summary: The devil was in the details, of the icy wooden fence posts and telephone poles, ingrained in the snowflakes, and seeping from the slush under the tires.
Warnings: None
Pairing: Jimmy/Brian
Notes/Disclaimer: This was written about the middle of October, and reading it now makes my throat stick. I intended to post it after I got it beta’d, but between busy betas and a busy writer, it simply didn’t happen. For further notes on the content of this, please see the end.

Back home he had loved the night with it's heated, comforting darkness like a warm blanket wrapping around him and holding him close but there was a chilly disinterest in the land and temperatures here.Collapse )

Posted from deathbat news and on avenged's website:
I cannot believe my eyes. I can't.

Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, Rest In Peace.
December 28, 2009, 9:34 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, News
Im not entirely sure how to even begin with this. Unfortunately, the reports are true that Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan has passed away. Forever in our hearts. A message from the band can be read below:

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.
We love you.


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