Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What's Next Mother Nature?

Our thoughts and prayers are with residents along the East coast that are facing the effects of Hurricane Sandy. So many states affected and Sandy's fury is still ongoing this morning with more rain, high winds and snow. Watching the news this morning and we can see the devastation. If you've ever been in a flood or evacuation, you know the utter fear they are feeling right now as they are desperate to find a safe place to ride out the storm.

We lived on Lake McQueeney in South Texas in 1998 when heavy rains caused massive flooding. Our neighborhood was a disaster along the waterfront with 12 foot of water in homes. We were evacuated by the National Guard and didn't have any idea that we would come back the next day to a dry house. Since we lived 2 blocks up from the waterfront homes, our house escaped flooding. It came to the edge of our garage, you could see the water mark up along the bricks. There were weeks of clean-up, you don't know where to start after the water takes it all downstream.

Regardless of whether you have flood insurance, so much is lost. Not just furniture and clothing, it's the important things like family albums or china that had belonged to your Great Grandmother can't ever be replaced. Gone. We pulled together and helped with whatever we could during those weeks that stretched into months. Something as simple as a meal or clean clothes means the world to someone who's lost their home. 

With so many affected, this storm is shaping up to be yet another storm of the century. What's next Mother Nature?

6 comments:

  1. It does seem that the weather has been outrageous everywhere this year. I feel so sorry for the flooding areas; I can't imagine what the cleanup would be like.

    It almost makes me feel guilty our fall weather is so perfect right now.

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    1. We are taking turns it seems like with "highest temps, lowest temps, drought and flooding"... no one escapes Mother Nature's wrath. The cost of rebuilding means nothing compared to loss of life. My heart goes out to them.

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  2. It is hard to imagine just what it is like and there are so many affected.

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    1. Unbelievable storm and it's not finished with the US yet.

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  3. I can't imagine what they must be going through. So devastating---

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    1. We watched 20/20's special last night and it was so terrifying. It's worse when there are so many involved like the East coast, it will just take time for the workers to restore any sort of normal life to the masses.

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