Saturday, September 10, 2011
We live on a mountain, so we were not flooded, but there's no place to go. We lost power, phone, e mail, cable, and have had to boil all our water. But we have water and gas, so we have stoves and today we got electronics back. There is even a grocery store and gas station. However, there is only one road out of our particular immediate area. Otherwise, it is either water or police barricades.
The same could not be said for the poor folks downtown, almost all of whom are in some shelter or other. They may be able to go home Tues. or Wed. But what will they find? An awful mess. We had a flood years ago and the amount of work needed to clean up doesn't bear thinking about. We shall all just have to help each other through this.
It may seem small of me to say, but in a very tiny way, I have a small idea of the stress and strain people in disaster areas go through. I am tired and cranky and have little patience. I look at the news and just want to cry. I cannot imagine the sorrow and fear the others have.