Saturday, August 27, 2011
It has been a 'go with the flow' week for sure. Many routines upset or gone due to the tornado and it's aftermath. Goderich and surrounding communities have rallied to the cause.
Residents & local businesses which are able to operate are helping each other in any way they can. Since I'm not a resident, I'm not able to get into town yet, as the utilities work round the clock to restore hydro, gas to all & to make sure the town is safe for everyone to move from street to street. Have heard from all my friends, all are safe, all have some cleanup to do, some sustained home damage, but none injured (which is the most important thing)!
A few days ago, I took homemade bread & pie to my DH's cousins in Benmiller. They & their house were safe, but the tornado left debris on 125 acres of land. Yesterday 50-60 people walked those acres picking up the debris so their pasture land is now safe for the cattle to graze on again, and the crop fields are safe for machinery to enter. Unfortunately we couldn't help with the cleanup as we were in the Toronto area for a wedding, but we'll be phoning them later this morning incase there is more cleanup to do today. Once the town reopens, I plan to visit the parks and public spaces and do some drum healing onsite (have been sending healing by distance since the tornado hit).
On a plus note, it was GREAT to see our son and my oh my, he looks very handsome in a tux!
We will see him again tomorrow to take him to visit my parents & then, sadly all too soon we'll have to take him to the airport.
Be well everyone, and I pray that Hurricane Irene's progress across North America will very soon lose strength.