The monstropolous beast had left his bed. The two hundred miles a hour wind had loosed his chains. He seized hold of his dikes and ran forward until he met the quarters; uprooted them like grass and rushed on after his supposed-to-be conquerors, rolling the dikes, rolling the houses, rolling the people in the houses along with other timbers. The sea was walking the earth with a heavy heel.
We talked this summer, and the one thing I told him is you find out pretty quickly you have to put a lot of fingers in dikes. You spend a great deal of your time just fixing everyday problems. That's kind of what a coach is, a problem solver.
Water pressure is very high on these earth dikes and there are more in danger of collapse.
There have been no breaches, ... People have been out monitoring the dikes all night long.
The question is how many times the American taxpayer has to step in and take care of this flooding, which could be easily prevented by building levees and dikes.
We're just monitoring the dikes right now and making sure the water isn't staying on them for an extended period of time.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
There is still a risk that more dikes will fall as pressure remains very high with water two meters (six ft) above flooding levels at some places.
We're still looking at four more days of water on our dikes.