- Posted July 5, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Quincy, IL - The Cobb Family - S. Indian Graves - Part 4
The Mississippi River at Quincy has gone down over 10 feet to 20.09 feet as of 9:00 p.m. 7/4/08.
These photos were taken at 4:45 p.m. 7/4/08.
The clean up process has begun over this past week for many residents in the tri-state area.
These photos were taken of the Buddy and
Debbie Cobb family home located in South Indian Graves Levee District on North Bottoms
Road in Quincy, IL.
Bonansinga Drive north to 2150th Ave. near Ursa,
IL is open. The flood was devastating to farmland and crops. Debris and rotting cornstalks are everywhere.
The Cobb family attempted to move everything out they could when they saw the Mississippi River rising to projected Flood of 1993 levels. They even cut the drywall up to a level that was reached in the Flood of 1993 as a preventative measure.
The Cobb family have begun restoring their home but removed flooring for starters that was ruined by the flood waters. Their yard is acres of cornstalks piled a foot or more deep.
What used to be beautiful cornfields along South Indian Graves Levee District is still either flooded, filled with debris, or miles of rotting cornstalks.
When you drive on North Bottoms Road, you can see the line on the bushes on the banks where the river level reached. Some homes are still flooded in South Indian Graves Levee District.
The Cobb Family is staying with family while they attempt to restore the family home. They are optimistic and enthusiastic about the restoration process.
The history of this home is very interesting and I hope to write a story once the owner completes the data gathering process. It dates back to 1850 approximately. Many family members were in the military.