Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Remnants of Ike

I know this is a little late getting this up (remember I have eight children!) but I wanted to share how the front of our home looked two weekends ago when we were supposed to receive the remnants of hurricane Ike----a few cities in our area were declared disaster areas because of the overwhelming amount of water they received. We were lucky not to get any water in our home.

In the front of our home there is an intersection, it was filled to capacity from an overflowing ditch. Also there is a man-made lake across the street stocked with fish that spilled onto the road. Cars were dying out everywhere.

Above is Ravi showing you were the street once was. Thank God our home is on a slope!

Here's the view from inside. Isn't it lovely? The water rose even higher than what you see here. That whole area in front is usually all grass, that day we could have swam across it!

Cars did their best to get by but some were no match for the water.

Too bad Nana isn't here, she'd probably like to go fishing right about now. (See the cops in the background trying to block oncoming cars?)

When a poor soul would die out from the flood waters, my husband Steve jumped in the van and ran to the rescue (and he loved every minute---he is really my hero!). He helped push alot of people out of the water like this guy above who had to wait until his car dried out to start it again. Steve also helped people well into the night. (Is there any wonder why I am enamored with him?)

We were very fortunate, however, we do have family in Galveston, Texas who were not as lucky. Please pray for our family who are trying to rebuild their lives and all the others there as well.

Thanks for viewing my flood pictures!


Lady-in-the-Making said...

Oh my goodness!!! Thank the Lord that you live on high ground! Wow, that was some flood. We have sent provisions to Galveston. Having lived through Hurricane Andrew in Homestead, FL - I can relate!

VictoriousMommy said...

It is so good to hear from you and I am so glad you are okay!

Dawn said...

Oh my! You should send those pictures to a newspaper or They are good.

Will be praying for your family! I live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and we didn't get hit really bad...lots of wind and rain all day and night but that was it.

My mom lost everything in Hurricane Charley in 2005 (I think it was 2005) and she was devestated as well, but she eventually rebuilt her life and home and moved on because that's really all one can do in a situation like that.

God Bless You!

I am Tammy, Welcome to my Farm said...

So glad you all are ok! We will be praying for your community and family in TX.

Rhonda Devine said...

Wow!! No wonder Steve lit out of church so quickly--we also had a hard time getting home that day, but thankfully we made it home to a dry house, thankfully because, we too are up on a hill. So glad it didn't get to your house~

Anonymous said...

We live outside of Beaumont TX. The destruction in Bridge City and surrounding areas are horrible. Only 14 homes in Bridge City did not flood. We know so many people that lost everything that the need is overwhelming. Since we were not in storm surge area we all rode out the storm. It lasted 13 1/2 hours. I was ready for it to end.

Tiffany said...

I'm just north of Houston. We didn't get flooded but we lost power for 14 days. We also lost our back fence and some sort of flying debris broke our car windshield. We were lucky though. Many of my neighbors lost entire roofs and some had trees completely uprooted and land in their homes. I am glad your family, like mine, was protected.

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