Did you guys hear it’s been a little rainy in Colorado?
The floodwaters worked their way from the front range out to us yesterday afternoon/evening. This is just outside the park where I usually run, which, blessedly, is where the flooding here in Fort Morgan did the most damage. I say “blessedly” because no people were in there (thanks to our city police, who kept the looky-loos out) and, as of right now, no homes have been damaged. (Image source)
I’m heartbroken for those on the front range who lost everything, and even more so for those who lost loved ones or whose loved ones are still among the missing. I’m sad and worried for those near us who have lost property, too. We had enough warning out here that people were at least able to get their most valuable belongings and animals to safety, but I worry about the damage and the economic toll this will take on our farm families.
We found out a while ago that school is cancelled tomorrow. Normally, I’d be happy for an unexpected day off…but it’s hard to be happy when the reason for the day off is that much of my school district is under water. I’m not sure how many of my students had to evacuate, but I worry about them.
But worrying won’t do any good, and I know that. So I’ll spend some time on my day off tomorrow looking for the best ways to help those in need. And I’ll make a donation to one of the places listed in this article, as that seems to be the best way to help right now.
This was kind of a downer post. Tell me some good news in your life.