Friday, May 6

Five Minute Friday

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Water. Lots of Water. Flooding in fact. That is what is going on here. Last week we had unprecedented storms. Thankfully my family, my friends, my community were spared from the destructive tornadoes that plowed through Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Others were not so lucky. There was damage that I can't describe with words and many people lost loved ones. In fact there are people still unaccounted for. But we did get rain. Lots and lots of rain. That's when the flooding started. Flash flooding. Rivers and streams and city drainage could not handle it. There was so much of it and so fast that there is no where else for it to go. A farmer friend jokingly {because that's all you can do} said no row crops this year, he was going to raise catfish.

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Then comes the mighty Mississippi. Already above flood level. Spilling out of its banks and pushing water with no where for it to go. {insert worry}Now my in laws lake house has a foot of water in it and rising. They're hoping it doesn't end up in New Orleans. {insert more worry}My parents have some concern that backwater from the Yazoo River will push its way up stream to their house. {insert more worry}Yesterday, we found out that they are evacuating the nursing home that my grandmother is in. {insert big worry} We all have our homes, businesses, livelihood, way of life, future tied to man made levees that are trying to harness mother nature.
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Pray.
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STOP.

4 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

When our Wisconsin was so angry a few weeks ago, I WORRIED about you guys down the Mississippi from here - - - I mean all OUR flood waters dumped into the Miss and how many OTHER flooded rivers besides?

Anonymous said...

Do pray for all in the way of the Mississippi! We are just waiting. Will move Mama Monday...Hope the move is good. Our prayers were granted, she is going to be near my sister. Kathy

Celeste said...

WE FLEW OVER THE DELTA AND OUR LAKE HOUSE YESTERDAY. I CANNOT DESCRIBE WHAT WE SAW. I DON'T HAVE THE WORDS TO TELL YOU EXACTLY HOW MUCH WATER WE SAW. WATER HAS CLIMBED THE LEVEES ON BOTH THE ARK. AND MS SIDE. VERY LITTLE LEVEE IS SHOWING..PRAY

Lene said...

We will be praying for you all!