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Sunday, June 23, 2013

So things are a bit crazy with the flooding happening. We weren't evacuated, so we are not impacted the way the people in those communities were. We are basically just staying home and laying low; listening to the news. The emergency centre and emergency workers are doing an incredible job providing for the evacuees in the evacuation centres, and I have been very impressed with how quickly they are getting the safety inspections done to allow people back into their homes in areas where the water has receded. Also it is pretty amazing that there is still no boil water advisory - the water treatment plant has been able to handle the strain so far.

I think the most challenging part will be the rebuilding that will be taking place once the water has receded, particularly with infrastructure. But people have really banded together to do whatever they can to help, so if that continues that will be a big plus during the rebuilding.

It will be very interesting to see how things go with The Stampede. So far everyone on the News has been saying that it will still happen this year... Is two weeks enough time to completely repair the grounds? We'll see I guess!

Here is a link to an article about the flooding with some interesting pictures:
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    Thinking of you!!!
    I work in insurance so I know first hand how troublesome floods can be. Did I mention I live in Florida too! HAHA the peninsula state! yep, floods are an every year occurence for us in Florida but the communities always band together in catastrophic events and we come out stronger. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    1797 days ago
    Praying for you & your community. I know all too well about flooding. We have gone through flooding in neighboring towns.,with water destroying homes & water as high as the street lights. we had the home belonging to my in laws ( they have past away several years ago ) last year flood waters were almost to there front room ceiling. We live in low lying communities,so when it rains everyone is on high alert. There are folks that watched there homes float away. My neighbor 's granddaughter was staying with her gram because it was so flooded in their town, she sat on the couch watching the news & saw her house go,it tipped right over, she was in shock & could not speak .She was only 11 at the time.
    1798 days ago
    Glad you're ok. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in your area.
    1798 days ago
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