Mark left this morning for Nebraska. His hometown of South Sioux City is experiencing major flooding from the Missouri River. The Corps of Engineers is expected to announce today that they will have to open one of the dams north of town, which will flood the town even more. Evacuations have already started for some neighborhoods. Another major concern is that the sewage pump station will be under water and no longer able to function if the dam is opened. (My first reaction: EWWW!)
I so badly wanted to go with him – to volunteer after a natural disaster is on my bucket list(which, I’ll have to post up here some day…). But, Ali’s surgery is Monday, and there was no guarantee that they could get me to the airport on Sunday. Crazy stuff.
So, we loaded up the truck last night (Thanks, Todd & Jackie!) and he’s heading to
Beverly South Sioux. Many prayers for the midwest. First the Mississippi River floods, then the Joplin tornado – Mother Nature needs to take some Valium and give these poor people a break!
UPDATE 11:00am –