Friday, April 19, 2013

Prayers Needed

We are experiencing flooding in our area and prayers are needed!
Personally, we only had puddles in our basements but many others have upwards from 1 inch to 6 feet of water.  Yes, 6 feet of water.
Both rain water and sewage water.
Many streets and roads are closed.
Here are some pictures in my neighborhood.

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Photo: The sign says walk your bike under the bridge...

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Lots of damage but no reports of injury or death.
Water is still cresting though.
We have another 12 hours before it should reach it's peak.

Please pray for those who are experiencing major flooding and as well as our brothers and sisters in Boston.

God bless,
Noreen

27 comments:

  1. Noreen, definitely praying for you all! I'm so sorry.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. They had to evacuate a seniors center nearby since it was almost surrounded by water.

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  2. Prayers for you and those affected, dear Noreen. Hope you are spared anything more than "puddles." God bless you! xo

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    1. Thank you Susan for stopping by and offering your prayers!

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  4. I'll pray for you right now, Noreen, and for everyone affected by the floods.

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    1. Thank you Mary! I still hear helicopters flying around filming the flooded areas.

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  5. Prayers from here, Noreen. We have a creek in our background that floods and leaves us isolated so I can relate to watching tide levels and being prepared. I hope you keep safe and that your home escapes damage.
    God bless, Noreen:)

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    1. Thank you Vicky! How often do you experience flooding from the creek?

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    2. It depends on the season, Noreen. Until, six or seven years ago, we were in drought and the creek was very low. It even dried up at one stage. Then, the drought broke with a huge storm, lasting several days. We watched a car get swept into the current from our lounge room. A metal barrier stopped it from being carried out to sea (our creek is freshwater but, at the end of the street, it turns into the saltwater of the ocean) and the owners sat on a roof until emergency services rescued them in a boat. Since then, we've had one or two floods a year. Our house gets cut off but only the road and garden get flooded as we're a metre above the estimated 100 year flood level.

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  6. Noreen,

    I've never experienced a real flood. I'm sure it must be frightening watching the water keep rising. Praying everyone remains safe and the water recedes soon.

    God bless!

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    1. It is frightening because you know the damage the water causes, and then you worry about safety and how to pay for the clean up!

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  7. Prayers for your area! We had 2 inches in our basement Easter weekend, now with the new foot of snow, I'm afraid we'll see it again this weekend. 40's expected Sunday!

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    1. Will offer prayers that your snow doesn't cause flooding Jamie!

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  8. WIll pray!! I had no idea it was this bad.

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    1. Thank you Laurie. We're fortunate but many are dealing with basements just filled with water. Can't buy a sump pump around here now. There all sold out!

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  9. Hi Noreen,
    My family lives up right along the terribly flooded Illinois River in the towns of Ottawa, LaSalle-Peru, and Spring Valley (the Illinois Valley area). They, too, are experiencing terrible flooding. A series of barges hit the locks and damns near Marseilles, Il and the Civil Corps of Engineers had to evacuate the people who lived in the immediate area. Such devastation. This week has been a horrific week, hasn't it??!! May God watch over and protect all those who have been affected by such terrible things!

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    1. I saw that on the news Patty. How horrible that must have been for those living in the Illinois Valley area. Praying for them as well!

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    1. Thank you Rochelle! Our prayers are being heard, the water is receding. Now it's a major clean up for our city and many homeowners.

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  11. Oh my, how scary....
    Prayers going up, Noreen....
    xoxoxo

    I am clicking over to you from the Snippet Carnival and I have to say, I have been so worked up posting my own contct and thn just closing my computer to HS...the days have flown and while I feel semi- accomplished in covering work that my kids need to get to and learn, etc....I'm neglecting my friends' blogs AND missing out on some pretty great psots!
    I have got to make time to visit the blogs that are important to me.
    I sub to you in my reader, but I seem to never scroll down there on my blogger page...so right now I'm sub by email so I don't miss anymore!

    I will get back to your other snippet posts today, if poss!
    BTW are you on FB? I don't usually check my feed but I do belong to a few bloggers' groups and I get to periodically keep in touch with ppl there too.
    Thanks Noreen...I hope the weather is better by you now!

    xoxoxo
    ~Chris

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    1. Thank for yoru prayers Chris! I do the same thing, forget to scroll down to check out the latest posts on my sidebar too. Your on mine as well. And I am on FB. I will look for you and send a friend request.

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  12. Just prayed 3 Hail Marys and a Glory be for you and all affected by the flooding and will continue to do so.

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    1. Thank you Carol!! We need the prayers!!

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  13. Thinking of you...hoping that you're fully out from under the water!

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    1. Thank you Jen! We are much better than we were when we woke up last Thursday morning. The rainfall was incredible last week.

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