Nashville is experiencing unprecidented historic Katrina-level floods!!!
I lost touch recently because my dad had a stroke & my MIL fell and broke her hip. Whew! We're dealing with all the care-giving, trying to figure out what to do and how to pay for things. My dad lives in Oklahoma and my MIL in Alabama.
NOW- my city, Nashville, is experiencing unprecidented historic Katrina-level floods!!!
Corp of Engineers declared this flood to be a 1-in-1000-year flood!!! 13.75 inches of rain within 32 hours.
I'm okay but almost got stranded Saturday. I had volunteered to Face Paint, rain or shine, at a park on the other side of Nashville. I left at 2pm after it had rained hard all day long, completely clueless to the disaster Nashville was about to face. I had to drive through four high-water areas to reach my house safely (thank God for my SUV that sits a little higher). One underpass I had to travel around had three cars floating w/ water up to their roofs... I thought the cars were stranded but I later found out a man died inside.
This video shows the area I barely made it through, only 2 miles from my home. If I had left the park I was at even 30 minutes later, one of these cars might've been mine.
Here's a quick overview, showing only about 10% of the flood areas in this quick video.
I'm so grateful... my home barely escaped flooding. We live near a lake and the water came to the edge of our street.
I've been too preoccupied to get on the computer, glued to the local news for all the "don't use water" warnings, "stay off the streets," and volunteer opportunities, etc. It's crazy here, scary, and many lost everything, house, cars, businesses, paperwork, everything.
I'm committed to begin my weight-loss efforts again full-force and I thank God for all of you!