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The flood waters of Texas
« on: Sun Aug 27, 2017 - 12:15:51 »
My heart breaks for these people in Texas while flood waters engulf their homes. Looking at the pics and videos of what they're experiencing right now is heartbreaking. I've lived through a house fire (when I was in elementary school) and a flood (in 1986). The flood was so bad that we had to row in a boat to get to our home. Flood water isn't just rain water - it's backed up sewers, and septic tanks bubbling from the ground, snakes, garbage cans/dumpsters contents, used condoms and feminine hygiene products, dead animals - just every imaginable filth you can think of is floating in your yard and the filthy water seeps into your home. When the flood waters recede, a nasty, stinky film coats everything. Your floors are slick from the slime. There's more to a flood than losing some material possessions - although that's painful, when some of it is mementos from your children, but there's just the filthy slime and stink covering everything you own. Then there's the tetanus shots - standing in long lines hoping the Red Cross can help, neighbors looking for lost pets - some are found dead in bushes. People driving through to look at your damaged home - blocking roads and not having a clue what you're going through.

Pray for the people of Texas and send money if you can, but please do not donate through the Red Cross. Send the money directly to someone you know of that needs help or to a church you trust to hand out the money to people who need it. Please don't send clothes and household items unless asked by specific victims for specific items. People are in need of money right now.

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The flood waters of Texas
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Re: The flood waters of Texas
« Reply #1 on: Mon Aug 28, 2017 - 04:52:18 »
My heart breaks for these people in Texas while flood waters engulf their homes. Looking at the pics and videos of what they're experiencing right now is heartbreaking. I've lived through a house fire (when I was in elementary school) and a flood (in 1986). The flood was so bad that we had to row in a boat to get to our home. Flood water isn't just rain water - it's backed up sewers, and septic tanks bubbling from the ground, snakes, garbage cans/dumpsters contents, used condoms and feminine hygiene products, dead animals - just every imaginable filth you can think of is floating in your yard and the filthy water seeps into your home. When the flood waters recede, a nasty, stinky film coats everything. Your floors are slick from the slime. There's more to a flood than losing some material possessions - although that's painful, when some of it is mementos from your children, but there's just the filthy slime and stink covering everything you own. Then there's the tetanus shots - standing in long lines hoping the Red Cross can help, neighbors looking for lost pets - some are found dead in bushes. People driving through to look at your damaged home - blocking roads and not having a clue what you're going through.

Pray for the people of Texas and send money if you can, but please do not donate through the Red Cross. Send the money directly to someone you know of that needs help or to a church you trust to hand out the money to people who need it. Please don't send clothes and household items unless asked by specific victims for specific items. People are in need of money right now.
Very, very sad. If you know any person's in particular that needs help, then PM me.

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Re: The flood waters of Texas
« Reply #2 on: Tue Aug 29, 2017 - 13:59:23 »
Very, very sad. If you know any person's in particular that needs help, then PM me.

You have a kind and generous heart, RB.


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Re: The flood waters of Texas
« Reply #3 on: Tue Aug 29, 2017 - 21:50:35 »
So Best Buy got caught charging flood victims $42 for a case of water. They've issued an apology, saying it was a simple error in calculating costs on a case of water vs. bottle of water. A lot of people aren't buying their explanation and are accusing them of price gouging. This may hurt Best Buy, especially in TX.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-buy-apologizes-texas-store-201410686.html 

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Re: The flood waters of Texas
« Reply #4 on: Fri Sep 01, 2017 - 10:06:39 »
Also please keep the 911 centers in your prayers. I work in a 911 center also, so my heart goes out to the Texas 911 community. Those people have been sleeping overnight at the 911 centers because of the incredible call volume. This makes an already stressful job even more difficult. Imagine taking call after call filled with tragedy or emergency, when it's likely your own loved ones are experiencing their own difficulties - but you just have to push it all aside and help others.

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« Reply #5 on: Fri Sep 01, 2017 - 18:07:00 »
Also please keep the 911 centers in your prayers. I work in a 911 center also, so my heart goes out to the Texas 911 community. Those people have been sleeping overnight at the 911 centers because of the incredible call volume. This makes an already stressful job even more difficult. Imagine taking call after call filled with tragedy or emergency, when it's likely your own loved ones are experiencing their own difficulties - but you just have to push it all aside and help others.
Yes, the 911 people and also medical personnel in the hospitals - working longer shifts, with more patients, and fewer supplies.

Welcome to the forum, 1galwaygirl. I like your username.  ::smile:: 

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« Reply #6 on: Mon Sep 18, 2017 - 12:08:45 »
I just published my scifi book, and the all the proceeds for the rest of the year are going to Harvey and Irma relief.  I have contacts in Houston (the church I used to attend and the church that chartered my boy's scouts) and in FL.  I may only sell 5 copies, but I personally know dozens who were affected and can't help but do what I can to provide whatever assistance I can.