Thursday, April 28, 2011
It lasted almost 48 hours this time. Winds, Watches and Warning of Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, driving rains- almost 10 inches and major damages with 14 deaths across two States at last counting. Many like last years floods have had to be relocated, even the MS Casinos are closing and may not open for 2 weeks! A first of this happening. One area of MS will probably no longer exist when the waters finally recede- it will simply be swept away this time. Homes lost forever, as many will be with this death blow to their struggling with the economy already- most couldn't afford Flood Insurance. So we were lucky and only damages is lots of soggy lawn with standing water up to our ankles, and a cracked wind-shield to my DH's car. An expense we sorely could have gone without. But the car is in one piece. I'm worn out from the stresses and long hours without sleep. We've eaten terribly wrong hours, having at times to wait until sirens stopped to fix food. And little exercise gotten in. On the good news, we got in a small pre-fab vegetable garden just the day that the Storms started. I feared the rains and wind would kill it all! Another expenditure we'd lose that we'd hope would help our food budget. Instead I've gotten some wonderful growth and already seeds have sprouted up! Now if the standing water recedes, we may be saved after all.
I pray that all of my Spark Friends are doing well and safe too.