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Hurrican Harvey


ruthwilliam

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William and I are a few of the fortunate ones.  We are high and dry.  Our little area was spared.  I am so glad.  I do not know how I would have handled having to evacuate with William.  I am very thankful.  We have been watching the news round the clock and it has been scary.  Today for the first time, I drove out to the grocery store.  The store was out of bread and eggs. Some of the produce was not available.  But, all in all it was a nice little outing.  I have been spending my time walking the dogs and quilting.  My YMCA was flooded and the parks that I walk to are flooded.  So, I just walk around the neighborhood.  We have had cooler weather.  Not the high 90's.  It actually is in the 70's at night and early morning.  This does not feel like summer.

one morning,. I gathered up all of the extra blankets and towels and some clothes.  But, I had nowhere to bring it.  A lot of the roads are not passable.  Besides the fact that I have to be available to take care of William.  I may just have to bring it to goodwill later.  Most of the shelters near me have all gotten all of the donations that they need and are not accepting any more.  People are so generous.  Lots of airlifts.  The road near us was a river and boats were constantly going on it.  Surreal.

we never lost power or had water damage.  We are on the hospital grid.  We live very near the hospital.  Houston needs lots of help to recover from this tragedy.

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Hi, Ruth

 

We're getting a lot of news here in Canada about the horrendous impact of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.  Numerous home owners without flood insurance, and facing very high cost of repairing their homes.  So sad!  

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I am so glad you both are alright. I've seen so much genericity in New Jersey, as well as every state, with sending supplies and workers to help.

 

With William I can't imagine how you would have done it alone but thankfully, there are many there to have helped if need be. But again I'm so thankful you're safe

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