|One of the streets in our subdivision.|
Welcome one and all as we open up today's edition on this Thursday, June 2, 2016. I heard a lady talking about going back to their flooded home to try and retrieve some sentimental items. She said they had to wade in chin high waters to get into their house. Yikes! Chin high. The forecast for the remainder of the week for our area doesn't look promising. The potential for heavy thunderstorms: 80% today, 80% tomorrow, 80% on Saturday, and 90% on Sunday. We have a part of the subdivision where we live that is flood prone. They did a lot of work a few years ago that seemed to help with this issue, however, the rains in April flooded out many of these same houses. The homeowners dutifully went to work and tried to get their houses gutted and fixed so they could return to their normal lives. It is heartbreaking to see those same houses flooded again. Many of them already have more of their belongings out on the street to be picked up. Again. Just five weeks later. And, sadly, we have these serious threats for more of the same the rest of this week. I pray for every person impacted by this situation. I pray for the six families who have lost loved ones during this most recent rain event. And, I pray for us all as we deal with this continuing weather situation. Amen.