A huge wall runs along the river to keep the flood waters out of Paducah - when the waters begin to rise the metal flood gates are put into place.
The problem here is that the Convention Center, where they hold the quilt show, is OUTSIDE OF THE WALL!!!! So AQS had to scramble to change and move all the venues for the show. They were moved to a local church, a vacant Comp USA, a vacant Office Max building & the rest was in the Bubble, a huge white tentlike structure
See what it looks like outside the wall now http://184.108.40.206/default.asp?num=5/
My heart goes out to all the people who are affected in so many ways by the forces of mother nature.