View Full Version : Thoughts and Prayers for Grant Gibbs and His Family and Friends in Iowa

06-13-2008, 10:26 AM
The town of Marion, where Grant attends HS, is 3.5 miles (per mapquest.com) from Cedar Rapids, where major flooding is occurring (http://www.gazetteonline.com/). I hope the Gibbs family is safe and will not suffer major property damage.

Looking forward to hearing news of Grant on the Gonzaga campus soon! I hope the situation in his home town will not delay his departure for Spokane ...

06-13-2008, 10:33 AM
I'll second that. I used to have family in Cedar Rapids (no longer, though). Here's to hoping that the flooding gets better and all affected recover quickly and completely.

06-14-2008, 12:27 PM
I can tell you that Grant, his family and his home are fine. Marion is far enough from the river that we are not affected. Many are much less fortunate.

06-14-2008, 12:52 PM
LionPride, is there anything the Gonzaga community can do to help? Do you have any feel for what the eventual damage toll looks like it's going to be? I see mention on that Gazetteonline.com site of a 500-year flood plane. Is this flood a 500-year-type flood?

I see this morning what appears to be news that the river has dropped some. Will it be receding soon?