Delaying the dyke breach as long as possible.

By: plapman , 11:56 AM GMT on May 12, 2011

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Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of drizzle. The wind will be northerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). Todays high will be 8C
Tonight will be overvast with a north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). The overnight low will be 1C(34F).
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A fridnd took me on a shopping trip to pick up a gift for the Queen. I called tthe contrl tower to se if was alright to come out to snoop. They said I probably couldn't get past the security. The army has taken over security and no one passes unless they have official business there. I wouldn't want to try and talk my way passed armed security with orders not to let anyone pass. They tower guys told me they were sealing all possible ways for the water to enter the tower. From the noise in the background they there were alot of workers there welding steel openings shut and carpenters sealing windows. The electical system is on the lower level and they certainly want to keep that dry.
The government is delaying the breaching of the dyke as long as possible. It was supposed to happen yesterday at noon and now they;ve pushed it back to today at noon.
When I talked to the tower people they were already push the diversion over capacity with the added dyking that was done and plan to increase to flows even more.
It's best to stay away from there and not hinder thier work.
The uoungest daughter was out sandbagging again yesyerday. I'll bet she's getting very tired by now. Yesterday she was at her boyfriends uncle's home preparing it for the breach.
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3. juslivn
5:12 PM GMT on May 12, 2011
Hello Tony, Happy Birthday to your wife (the Queen) hope it is a really good one! Have been following along with some of your posts and hope that the river calms down and your rain stops adding problems. Hope all the preparation your daughter is helping with for her friends will work and no one loses their homes.

Will be checking in. Have a good day!
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2. unclemush
4:28 PM GMT on May 12, 2011
Hi Tony.We have been getting thunder showers all week.We need the rain here.We are slipping back into drought.Not much snow last winter to fill the lakes up.I'll have to open the popcorn bag up to see if there is radiation in the water.:)
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1. Alleyoops
1:08 PM GMT on May 12, 2011
Good morning Tony, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Queen of the Prairie...Love what you did for her Tony...I am sure it will bring a big smile when she goes into the kitchen...LOL

A nice warm day here in SW Ontario with temps going up into the mid to high 70s today with possible T storms popping up. Did not get out yesterday to do any yard work, was just feeling too poorly so ended up going to bed for a bit instead. Feeling a bit better today so maybe I can get out and get some work done. We will see how I feel later.

Hope you have a wonderful day dear one and that you have lots of fun celebrating your dear wife's birthday. Blessings to all.
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