I’ve been following the news coverage of the devastation in Texas. I feel so sorry for those that are losing their lives, losing their homes.
So many families having to stand on their roofs waiting to be rescued. Reminds me so much of Hurricane Katrina.
Mother Nature is a wonderful thing on so many levels. But like all wild things, weather can get really rough.
And of course it isn’t just people to be concerned about. Think of all the animals there too. Pets and livestock, etc.
A hurricane is one thing. But the aftermath of this one, the rain storms, are causing so many folks dire problems. I watch TV and just can’t believe the level of rain water I’m seeing.
That water has nowhere to go. And the roads and highways are flooded out and now gone from view.
They are saying that this won’t be days, won’t be weeks or even months. They’re saying this one will take years. Once again, somewhat like Katrina.
I recall when living in East Texas watching from my yard as bus load after bus load of displaced people were brought down the highway into town.
Just think of the family heirlooms and photos that will be lost to so many during a tragedy such as this. But then that dims in comparison when it comes to losing lives.
I believe the first person to die in all this was actually due to a fire. In all this moisture, imagine losing a life due to fire.
The government officials have a long row to hoe. So many homes without power and no telling for how long. That is, for those that still have a home that isn’t under water.
They’re looking at possibly 50 inches of rainfall. Wow.
On a lighter note, someone wanted to know where I got this clock. While I’m thinking about it, I wanted to address this question. I got it a year or so ago at my favorite antique mall in Jenks, OK.
It is actually a Pottery Barn clock. Couldn’t pass up the good price it had on it.
I doubt Pottery Barn is still selling this particular clock. But then I don’t know that.
For those of you with loved ones in Texas and Louisiana, I do hope you get word from them soon. I hope they are safe.
This is a landmark event that will be ongoing for quite some time. They will be needing volunteers and housing and everything one needs for day-to-day life.
I imagine that soon we will be seeing the construction of temporary homes as we did with Katrina, as many of the displaced will have nowhere to go.
We love our homes. We sometimes take them for granted. This crisis will make us all thankful for the very roof over our heads.