The river crested – set all time record high at 1561.72 (flood stage is 1549); the previous record from 130 yrs ago was 1558. The city is on a boil / conserve water order, phone lines are down (except cell phones), and they keep losing power. The risk now is the expected minimum week long high water levels and the current/speed of the river compromising the levees/dikes around town. For now it’s just wait and see time.
My parents are still evacuated and will be for some time; but so far, their zone (5) is dry thanks to the secondary levee/dike. There is a collapsed bridge putting pressure on the secondary levee/dike. This bridge is 2 blocks from my parents. The city was trying to remove it, but gave up on that effort and instead is hoping to reinforce the dike.
Video is posted to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBoclslZ_bg&feature=share
Keep the prayers coming!