As this is a visual arts website, I'd like to point you towards "The Midwestern Floods," a post written yesterday by one of my favorite bloggers, Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes. Tyler reports that not only has the University of Iowa Art Museum got 3-4 feet of water sitting in it, the nearby, new, Steven Holl-designed UI School of Art and Art History has seen flooding as well.
There are no flooded art museums where I live, only washed-out bridges and roads. In the sphere of art, I can't add to or embellish on Tyler's post. He originally came from the Midwest, and writes vividly on his memories of sandbagging against flooding at the University of Missouri. I'd just ask, please, that you art lovers out there read his post, click on the links to pictures he's provided and, as he says, stay tuned with VISA cards handy.
Thank you for your consideration.