Thursday, January 08, 2009

Down came the rain

As of early this morning, we can boast of living on island property - we are surrounded by water & all roads leading to our little town are closed. Of course, we're safe & dry & in no danger of flooding ourselves (and we're together, the most important thing!), which is much more than what most people can say - my heart just aches for everyone whose houses have been invaded by rivers & who've had to evacuate. We're thinking anxiously of my parents & sister, whose houses are right in the line of fire. They've spent yesterday & today moving belongings to higher ground & sandbagging where they're able; the only thing left to do is wait & hope. Sigh.

No 4 mile walk for us today! The trail was officially closed about 2 minutes after we took this picture.
No playing in the park either!

In a little while, if it stops raining, I think we'll venture out to take more pictures. For now, we're happy to be inside & out of the downpour.

5 comments:

Daisy said...

I'm glad you guys are safe, and we'll keep your family in our prayers. Matt's parents are safe, they live on higher ground. He does have an aunt who floods every year that we're waiting to hear about, but so far, everyone is good. Right now, we're not worried about the rivers anymore, we're worried about the drains in our parking lot... There's so much standing water, our parking lot looks like a pond!

mames said...

wow - glad you all are safe. We are okay here. my mom and dad's place - they are okay but can't really go anywhere.

Amanda P said...

Praying for your folks and sister...

Hall's said...

Great to see the pictures. We're on the other side of the lake so could not join you on your trek. What a change from the snow we plowed thru on Tues.....

Jen said...

Now THAT is crazy...