Mother Nature unleashed her wrath with torrential downpour yesterday, and many of our friends and neighbors are dealing with flooded homes, basements and yards! From watching the news, it looked like our friends in some areas of Redford were the hardest hit. My 89-year-old Dad’s basement in the Castle Garden subdivision Livonia is under about 2 feet of water, first time it has flooded in 35 years….apparently the entire sub was affected! What a nightmare, and with more rain in the forecast this afternoon, it may get worse before it gets better.
It’s so hard to not just sit and cry, looking at all the damage to our belongings when something like this happens. I had issues at my house in Westland for many years, and know firsthand how awful it is to lose cherished belongings and spend weeks if not months cleaning up after something like this.
The only advice I have, is the same advice I gave my hubby as he flew out the door this morning to go help his Dad, “it is what it is….all you can do is salvage whatever you can that is above water, in case more comes in, and wait till the water subsides to deal with the rest.”
In tough times like these, you can only try to remember that so many people have it so much worse, and ‘stuff is just stuff’ and as long as you and your family are OK, nobody is hurt, count your blessings. The poor people in Joplin Missouri are still trying to find missing loved ones, in the devastating aftermath of the recent tornado’s there. That is FAR more devastating that losing your ‘stuff’.
If you were one of the lucky ones who survived high & dry, this is a good time to reach out to your friends and neighbors who have not been so lucky and offer your help! My heart goes out to everyone who is dealing with a flooded home and my prayers are with you!
[photogallerylink id=85114 align=left] Our prayers are also with all the people in Joplin MS….as they continue the rescue and cleanup efforts there.