That's a Lot of Water!
August 29, 2017 1:45pm CST
Living just a couple of miles from the Atlantic Ocean, not to mention just a few streets from a major Maine river, means that I am accustomed to seeing lots of water on a regular basis. The only difference is that it's not in the streets! While we have had some minor flooding here in past years during the spring run-off, when all the snow in the mountains melts and meets up with heavy rainfall, it is nothing compared to what's going on in Texas right now. I simply cannot imagine the street I live on being 5 feet or more under water. That would mean that the water level would be about 4 feet from my ceillings here! And at just 5'3" tall, I would not be able to stay here. From what I'm seeing on the news, all that can be done is being done. So kudos to all the rescue teams who are hard at work getting people and animals to safety. I've lived long enough to know that, as terrible as these events and disasters are, they are a hard reality of life. The truth is that we just cannot predict how things will turn out when nature takes matters into her own hands. And even the worst-case scenario is some people's minds was probably not anywhere near what is actually happening. And according to all the reports I'm hearing, it's not over yet. (Public Domain Image)
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Yes it is unimaginable to some people Rachel, I agree, even the worst of it. But yes, it is part of life especially living anywhere near rivers and coast lines. I have read a lot about a possible catastrophic flood that could happen even here in Colorado.
It's terrible when the warer is over flooding the place where it is populated. Calamities may come unexpectedly. That's why disaster preparedness risk reduction should be created and have to be funded to function so as to save lives, not so much with properties.