Every Monday I will post a “Whazzup” story about the weekend or the latest news out there and how it might touch the community.
Unfortunately, the very first Monday Whazzup is about a local disaster; the Flood of 2008. Trying to get in and out of my city has become virtually impossible because the river meanders through our community and is flooded way beyond its banks extending over most streets. At many intersections you’ll see signs blocking the street and flooded, washed out roads beyond. The result is millions of dollars of damage to equipment, bridges, and homes, but thankfully there have been no local lives lost.
Here is an example of how many of the local streets and bridges are faring.
There is immense concern by the public over the Cenacle facility flood as the river banks have been going through an enormous Thorium clean-up project. Thorium contaminated river material sits under heavy blue tarps, but is surrounded by water. Hopes that the Thorium will not leak into other flooded areas of the community are strong.
Here is a photo of the Cenacle property with Thorium covered blue tarps. All of this is normally dry land.
Here is a photo of Jesus guarding over the flooded equipment on the Cenacle property.
I feel relief that so few people have been hurt. More importantly, my heart goes out to all the people in the Gulf who are currently mourning a destroyed home or lost life in their family due to the hurricanes and flooding related to them. This local flood has brought thoughts of these poor victims of the hurricanes to the forefront. If you are doing okay and are not flooded today, perhaps you can call your city government to see if there’s a way you can assist the people in your community who need it. Make a difference for others – help your community!
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