What a difference 24 hours make!!
Wednesday morning I woke to a river that was just barely sneaking out of it’s banks. By Wednesday evening it was this…
Now this morning the river was back in it’s banks. It’s almost like I dreamed it all.
Sadly it left this behind.
Lots of raking, cleaning and fixing….We drove the roads in the area. Bridges are out. Roads are damaged.
We did hear from one of the families that we know that had a house in the flooded area and she said that there was water in her basement but not the main floor. At this point I guess that’s good news. As we drove by they were working on the clean up already. Out of respect to them, I didn’t take any pictures. No one wants their personal pain out there for everyone to see. It was a sad sight.
As I said yesterday, it’s hard knowing I can’t really physically help and around here. To get the town back in order we need physical help.
The water is gone rushing to it’s next destination. Towns down river are bracing for the water. Sandbaggers have been called for as they work to protect their property. At this point we’re hoping for no more rain. We can go without for about two months. We have had plenty, but alas, there’s rain in the upcoming forecast. At this point it is not suppose to be record amounts but it makes us all nervous. All summer long slim chances of rain have turned into 3″ shots of rain. Here’s to hoping for calm weather.
As we sat and talked tonight about the events over the last two days all we both could think is, boy are we ever glad our house is one block further from the river…a block is enough to keep us dry.