Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Thing Leads to Another

A scary thought entered my head today. We've just come out on the far end of a five-day "snow storm of the quarter century" as the weathermen report it. The storm is over. The sun was shining when I got up this morning. Our thoughts are focused on the immediate...getting driveways shoveled, streets cleared, and a new supply of groceries from the store. We're pretty much happy that the storm is over...until the next one.

But today I looked ahead a bit. And it dawned on me that this widespread storm is going to cause more problems than the immediate. In a "normal" spring we experience flooding in various areas of the country. This year it is going to be worse. Spring thaw is going to have creeks roiling, dams over-topping, and flood waters rolling and threatening community after community.

That is not a happy thought to me. I hope city, county, and state governments are planning ahead. I hope they are two steps ahead of the game. Because to my way of thinking, we have some serious business ahead of us.



melissa said...

We tend to get the flooding, being in the South. The Mississippi will be brimming, most times, but the levees are strong here.

I hear ya. Pays to be forward thinking.

Glad the Lord has it all figured out, because I sure don't.

Laura in IA said...

Don't forget Judy, sometimes in Iowa we can depend on the "January thaw" to rid ourselves of some of this ahead of the Spring floods. It's been a long time since we've had one though and that doesn't take care of upstream.

S. Etole said...

Most things have a major ripple effect it seems

Elle Bee said...

Oh dear, I hope people are preparing for this.