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May 2013

Univ. of Iowa Officials Confident Plan Keeps Them Ahead of Floodwater | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Apart from the buildings that have been emptied and closed to prepare for the threat of flooding, it's business as usual at the University of Iowa, officials said Friday.

A 12-foot wall of HESCO barriers was completed Friday in front of Mayflower Residence Hall on N. Dubuque Street, and work continued on adding barriers around other campus buildings on the east and west sides of the Iowa River, with 5,000 linear feet of the barriers.


4 firefighters killed in Houston motel fire - Yahoo! News

HOUSTON (AP) — Four firefighters were killed while battling a fire that engulfed a Houston motel and restaurant on Friday, and at least five other people were hospitalized, authorities said.

Flames were shooting from the roof of the Southwest Inn, along one of Houston's most heavily traveled expressways, and black smoke was blanketing the area are firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze.


Wave hits Navy ship with massive impact | Watch the video - Yahoo! Screen

Almost any other vessel would have been in big trouble with this "Perfect Storm"-like experience. Luckily this craft is large -- and the window glass is very, very strong.