opening the dam was not nearly as bad as it could have been. the official death count is at 3. and two people are missing. i saw on the news this morning that only five houses were affected, but when we drove by the river yesterday it seems like way more than five houses were affected. perhaps they meant that only five houses were completely and utterly destroyed?
the funniest part was watching the footage on the news of the evacuation of the prison. because, well, there's no way to transport all of the prisoners. we have some public transit buses (like coach lines) but not nearly enough. so the prisoners were packed into the buses there were, schools buses and the like. all handcuffed together. with a motorcade that would make any president jealous.
the sky is blue today, but it's still dropping rain down. not nearly as much as before but too much to, say, do the loads of laundry i have sitting in the bedroom. i really hope that its clear tomorrow because i'm on my last three pairs of undies.