Tuesday, September 16, 2008


After days of steady rain, many counties around us (northwest Indiana/northeast Illinois) have been declared a disaster area. We have to boil our water and stay out of the flood waters. Our home escaped with only 2 inches of water in our basement, which is nothing compared to those who have lost everything.

When waters started receding many of our townsfolk came out to look over the damages in our little downtown area, which is situated beside a lake where our dam broke. Some streets are still closed off from flood or sink holes, and some bridges are crumbling apart. According to the weather history for our area, the last flooding this bad was 100 years ago, so we may not see it this bad again in our lifetime. Maybe that's why everyone was walking around taking pictures, like Steve and Deliverance were.
For more pictures visit Deliverances flicker pictures.


Cynthia said...

So sorry you are going through this. We saw this too this summer in Iowa. It is so hard to see your community destroyed. Praying that no one is hurt.

Mimi's Toes said...

This is unbelievable. I'm glad you didn't suffer major damage at your house. I have a good friend who lives there and she told me about it but these pictures tell the story. I didn't know how bad it really was. I hope you are able to have normal drinking water soon.