Saturday, June 21, 2008

Department of Irony: Iowa Flood Museum is Flooded

What happens when a once-in-a-lifetime event occurs more than once in a lifetime? Well, it catches a lot of people by surprise and creates some odd ironies. That was the case this week when heavy rains came to Iowa and flooded a museum.

But it's not just any museum: Fort Madison, Iowa has a museum to the many floods that have occurred in the area. The biggest was the 1993 flood, which was thought to be of such magnitude that it was a "100 year flood." This is the fourth time the flood museum has been flooded since the "Flood of '93" exhibit was added to the museum.

Unfortunately, last week's flood has left the Fort Madison flood museum like the rest of Fort Madison, and like much of that area of Iowa: completely underwater.

In another ironic twist, visitors to the town have been coming by the flood museum to take pictures of it in its flooded condition.

You can hear more in this story here.

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