A tornado knocked out half of New Hartford and Parkersburg.
Another tornado hit a Boy Scout camp.
Rising flood waters threaten much of the eastern half of the state.
Extreme irony: the half of New Hampton the tornado left has been wiped out by the flood.
Reportedly, things are worst in Cedar Rapids where the Cedar River flows right through a relatively flat downtown.
It's no picnic in Iowa City, where the Iowa River flows through downtown.
The small comfort in Waverly (scroll down), where Christine and I went to Wartburg College, is that they think the Cedar River has crested up there.
Corrections: My friend Paula wrote in to say it was New Hartford, not New Hampton, and Waverly is looking at a second crest tonight. Thanks, Paula.