Remnants of Hurricane Harvey still continue!
There is a saying, “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink”
How true is that as we watch the flood waters rising in the Houston area right now.
There are hurricanes and then there are weather events like Harvey that go beyond description!
As I mentioned in my previous weather blog, I am amazed by all things weather related. The devastation is impossible to take in for me, who is watching safely on television…how are those affected people supposed to?
Waiting for the storm to hit gives you time to imagine how strong will it be, how many will be affected and in what way, are the predictions over done? After the Hurricane hits, even with the strength Harvey did, it usually subsides slightly, it still rains, spawns tornadoes etc but for the most part, the clean up can start.
This storm is epic, in the fact it is still pouring and predicted to for days. The ground can only absorb so much.’
Seeing people having to leave their homes, things they have collected over the years, mementos/keepsakes of their families, houses that will be so damaged will be beyond repair and for some less fortunate no insurance to help them. Also their jobs may be flooded out so no income.
The various governments will do the best they can but these folks will be destroyed for years. Where do you start? Extended family members need your help, too, how about the little children, how do you comfort them, explain what is happening, why they had to leave their favorite toys behind. And the elderly not knowing where to go, no strength to do it. You cannot help but cry along with them.
If anything good does come from something as catastrophic is seeing people helping each other, reaching out to neighbors you do not even know, sharing what you do have with them if your house is safe. Wouldn’t it be nice if we helped each other all the time instead of waiting for a crisis?
Emergency personnel are out helping others knowing that their own places and family need them.
Imagine having to deal with snakes and alligators, too.
It is heartwarming to see the shelters allowing the pets to be brought along. These little creatures are part of your family as well as give you comfort.
Things we take for granted almost no longer available like the simple things of milk, drinking water, even cereal and juice for the hungry tummies.
We are all so connected nowadays with technology but it becomes totally useless in situations like this so you cannot even call for help. If you happen to have a connection, that will go when your battery runs down. Power goes out so no recharging.
Now levees are giving away while Harvey’s rainfall may be on its way to Louisiana.
If ever a warning goes out to evacuate before a storm hits, do so. Better safe than sorry.
Let us all hope that this nightmare passes soon and at least they can start their long, long road to recovery.