June 18th, 2008
05:39 PM ET

5,000 sandbags an hour

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/18/art.vert.sandbags.jpg caption="Air National Guard members help fill sandbags along the Mississippi River in Quincy, Ill. today."]

Cherly Waterman
United Way of Adams Co.

  • Sandbagging here in Quincy Illinois started Friday the 13th
  • Volunteers start 6am and the last volunteer leaves around 9
  • More than 500 volunteered today
  • More than 4,000 volunteered this past weekend
  • They're filling 5000 sandbags an hour
  • That means more than million sandbags stacked since Friday

Filed under: 360° Radar • Severe Weather
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Adrian Beazer

    We can now see that mans efforts to control the elements is failing miserably and that man it will be a long time before we can ever attempt to play a role in the global weather. By the way where was All Gore during all this winters Global warming that pilled up so much snow in the west and delayed spring planting by 3 weeks?

    June 19, 2008 at 12:03 am |
  2. Liana Henderson

    Can someone tell me why livestock died in the floods? Why weren't they rescued by their owners?

    June 18, 2008 at 11:17 pm |