Our town was cut in two by the river flooding over the bridges. The central business district went under water. The big shopping centre underground car park is still under water. House are lost, under water, washed away. We lost our power for nearly three days. We managed to save most of our frozen food, but anything in our fridge we had to throw away. Two days ago we drove around looking for ice. We went to one fuel station and they were out. The next fuel station was closed but someone had opened the ice freezers. (probably broke the locks) and people had taken the ice. Some honest people had put the money under the door. We managed to get the last two bags and left a note and our phone number. Hubby felt really bad taking the ice without paying for it. I though it was kind of funny. But we WILL pay for it. As soon as a staff member gets back to the station.
So because we were without power for so long, we were able to get a government grant to replace food and other items we lost. The government is giving grants to anyone who needs it.
But you know, there are so many people who are so worse off than us. We felt so blessed to get off as easily as we did. We decided to invite all of our neighbours over for a bbq tonight. It was really nice. We sat around and had a hot meal, and some good conversations.
So the worst is over so to speak. The clean-up begins. And the heartbreaking task of find the bodies of those who are missing. I cant even imagine what that would be like.
|There is a bridge way down there somewhere|
|This house went completely under at the peek.|
|Moby moves to higher ground.|