Sunday, January 6, 2008

Flood!


Our tiny little town has made national headlines due to a flood! A small section of our community is currently under up to 8 feet of water in some parts. A levee broke on part of an irrigation canal after heavy rains. We live in a desert, so this was completely unexpected for many.
As many as 300 to 400 homes are destroyed. Luckily no one has been injured due to the floods.
We are ok - we live about 3 miles from the flood. In fact, we didn't even know about the disaster until friends and family members started calling us from all over the country to see if we were ok. Then we turned on the news to see what they were talking about.
Please keep the families who lost their homes in your thoughts and prayers.

19 comments:

Rhonda said...

I heard about it on the news...
very sad for those families.
Good to hear every one is safe.

Angela said...

It seems to me people out of state know what is goingon in my state more than I do.

Casdok said...

Glad to hear it wasnt you as its amazing how much damage flood water can cause.

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh I am so sorry. Glad to hear you and your family are safe.

utmomof5 said...

I have been watching that on teh news. Crazy stuff!! Glad you and your family are safe.

Christina

Vintage Bunny said...

Glad you are safe.

Pregnantly Plump said...

I'm glad that you guys are safe and that your house wasn't damaged.

Melissa said...

Yikes, I'm glad to read that you are safe. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Dawn said...

I'll keep you're town in my prayers. Glad you're o.k..
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Poppy & Mei said...

Oh dear.
Thanks for popping over, I'm glad you're all OK.
I'll be thinking of your little town...Xxx

Renee Baker said...

Really glad to hear that you are OK!

Dapoppins said...

Wow you must live three miles from my niece! They had water at the end of their street!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Oh, how scary to have that happen so close to you. Glad you were not effected, so sorry for all those who were. The weather everywhere has just been so strange lately, hasn't it?

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

How very awful. I will remember those affected in my prayers. So glad you guys are not affected. Scary.

Zoe said...

Yikes! Glad to here you are ok!

Tanya Brown said...

Oh dear, oh dear. I'm glad you and your family made it through safely, but I'm sorry for those who've been affected.

Sweet Mummy said...

I had heard of the bad weather happening in various places. Glad you're OK.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's great to meet you.

Denguy said...

Whoa, bad flood. I live on a hill. Well wishes to all those there who don't.

ERIK VAN TONGERLOO said...

Terrible that such flood happened so close where you live. I am happy that nothing happened with your family, Kelly.

Like you wrote there I will keep the people who had problems with this flood in my prayers.