The Levee Broke!

Around 4:00 a.m. this morning the Birdland area levee broke. The pictures of the homes and business that are now surrounded by floodwaters are heartbreaking. As I last wrote, Abby and Justin voluntarily evacuated their home on the South side. The news reports indicate the waters are receding in her area. Praise the Lord!

One can only wait and hope that things will continue this way for the Des Moines area. Those poor folks with homes and businesses in the Birdland area are probably not knowing what to do. How does one deal with such a degree of stress and helplessness? You don't really know what it is like unless you go through it yourself. I know from experience that you can read or hear about something, even feel bad about it, but until it happens to you, you have no idea.

I know this from experience. When my brother and his family were killed in an automobile accident, I thought, "So this is what life is all about." There were five of our family who were in that car and none survived. One nephew was not in the car, thank goodness. It was a terrible tragedy (woman drove the wrong way on the interstate hit them head-on). Enough on that.

P.S. Steve and I have been making our will out. You have to enter a lot of info from your life insurance policies. If you're ever in need, here's a link for life insurance quotes as everyone needs to have a good policy. Halfmoon

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Cate Sforza aka absolutartist1 said...

At least the kids and grandkids are safe. You've all been in my thoughts for the last few days. Hope it gets better and not worse. [hugs]