- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Please pray for the families along the Mighty Missouri River who are loosing their homes and livelihoods. I have been really absent the last few weeks for WB as we have been helping friends save their possessions from the rising river waters, but their are so many others who will loose everything.
Cities all along the Missouri have yet to be told that they will flood, whole towns are going to be flooded and the flood waters are expected to remain at that level for up to 6 months.
In my own town, the flood gates have been installed but the river is expected to be at least 8 feet above them. Our home is 10 miles from the river, but our whole downtown area is expected to be under water by the end of the month. We have had to make back up plans for our wedding as our wedding facilities may either be flooded or impossible to get to.
As of yet, there has been little to nothing on the news to tell anyone what is going on. Towns are not being evacuated. It was only yesterday that the sheriff came by our friends house to tell them to get out – duh the house was empty. Our best man reads the river well and already knew to get out, they had only just finished building their home three weeks ago and now it belongs to the river.
The Core of Engineers has made no statements on what is happening, yet farmers and business all along the river are leaving, power plants are sand bagged, water treatment facilities are sand bagged, and emergency agencies are preparing and have set up shelters – yet city and state agencies say nothing.
This years flooding is showing to be the worst in 100 years, we in the heartland need all the prayers you can muster.