Monday, June 15, 2009

Remembering the Flood

One year ago, our local community was flooded.
Not just a small flood.
This flood destroyed buildings, businesses, homes, and left many people displaced.

One year ago, Jason and I celebrated our anniversary apart, as he was dealing with the flood as a county supervisor. {Not that I'm complaining about not celebrating our anniversary given the circumstances. Believe me, with the flood occurring, our anniversary was the last thing on our minds.} I remember he was gone from home a full 36 hours straight, and didn't sleep at all during that time period as there was so much to do. His time was spent filling sand bags, wading through flood water trying to save our county jail, and making the decisions for our county that a county supervisor is required to make.

He also was dealing with things like this...

Yes, this is a toilet in the basement of our county courthouse that was overflowing with backed up sewer and flood water at 3 a.m.
Not a pretty picture!

I thought I'd share a few of the flood photos we captured last year at this time. It's really a surreal feeling when looking back through these photos. Hard to believe today, that only a year ago water invaded our town.

Anyway, here are just a few of the flood photos from our local community. Many were captured while tooling around the flooded streets in a motor boat!

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