In Iowa, Cedar Rapids has chunks of it's surrounding environs in a 500 year flood plane. For those areas to flood, it would take a water level of 25 feet thereabouts. The previous record for the river level was 20 feet, set in 1929.
The current level is 30 feet and rising.
The Iowa National Gard is down to 40%, as most of their people and equipment are in... you guessed it... Iraq.
Where's the Shrub? McCain? The TradMedia? Bueller? Bueller?