Right now, there is flooding in my home state of Louisiana and my current state of Utah. Weird. This is scary for all the families and their homes that are affected by this event. My hearts go out to all who are struggling with the disasters. Flooding is devastating, I know.
This particular bit of flooding is here in Cache Valley, the Blacksmith Fork River. We have had a really wet spring and over 200% snowpack this season, causing all the flooding. Who would think that in Utah of all places (a desert) we would be having problems with too much water?
This levee protecting 10,000 acres of farmland at Bunches Bend in East Carroll Parish, La., failed Friday, May 13, 2011, just as Gov. Bobby Jindal flew over the area.
They opened the Morganza Spillway in Southern LA as a means of saving Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It's better to floods thousands of acres of farmland and some homes in order to save the two largest cities in the state with the most dense population. Still scary and sad though. I'm just glad that all my family is safe and rather dry in the midst of all this.
All those who are not safe and in danger of losing their home and livelihoods are in my prayers. I wish I could do more at this time. But I'm afraid prayers are the best thing I can do this far away. It's sobering. Please keep those suffering in your thoughts and prayers, and if you are able, make a donation to the Red Cross or the Louisiana Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (there are many animals' welfare at stake too).