The fires earlier this year were terrifying, knowing those in the burn area who lost homes, property, and everything they owned. But now we have flooding.
It’s so overwhelming. I wish I could cry and cry and it would sort itself out and life can go back to normal. But it’s not going to happen any time soon. Streets have been washed away near my house, roads closed, and people are being swept away into drains. The lake near my sisters home is threatening to burst through the dam.
The truth of this sunk in last night when my sister and nephews evacuated to our home. Yesterday, it took me just over an hour to get to work, a normally 30 minutes drive in traffic. I left after only three hours, and ended up getting home after more than two hours meandering through the flooded streets.
I wish this were over already, the streets were dry and everything was back to normal. Have a good day and I will get back to my “biblical rains”.