Sunday, June 5, 2011

By Tomorrow Morning.......

It seems very strange to awaken to sunshine and all the while knowing the Missouri River seven miles west of us at Decatur, Nebraska will reach flood stage by 6am tomorrow (Monday) morning.

Sioux City, Iowa, and South Sioux City, Nebraska (opposite sides of the Missouri) are building walls and sandbagging to protect low lying areas. Check out the Sioux City Journal here.

The River has already overflowed low-lying areas along its banks. At flood stage there will be major flooding of farmlands and towns all along the approximate 100 miles between Sioux City and Omaha. And since the Corps of Engineers will be releasing record amounts of water for the next several months (into August?) flooding will not abate all summer long.

According to forecasts, our little town will NOT be under water. But as I mentioned yesterday, we will have a rising water table that will put water in our basements. In the meantime citizens are helping those around us (within mere miles) who will be inundated. Families are packing up and moving. The town of Blencoe seven miles south of us is building (has built?) a dike around the town.

A quiet, balmy sunny morning makes all of this seem unreal and false. But it's real and true. And it's not just here. It's all along the Missouri from Montana downward. This year of 2011 will be the Year of the Flood.

God is still in control. And we are not.



Kelly said...

Yes, it certainly has been the "year of the floods"...and tornado, and earthquake (AR has had an excessive number of small quakes). A tremendous amount of tragedy in the first five months of the year!

Persis said...

"God is in control."

Amen to that! I pray the Lord will keep you and yours safe and dry.

Denise said...

You are graced with so much strength. I will keep you and your family and neighbors in my prayers. Peace and Blessings, hug

Linda said...

I know it is an old song--

"O, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
O, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm."

Praying that our Lord will bring comfort to those whose lives are being changed forever.

Debby said...

I woke up this morning and thought of you in your corner of the world. Weatherwise, it's been a difficult spring for so many people. Sometimes, I wish that I had TV, and this is one of them.

Kelly? Earthquakes? I had no idea!

gvandyk said...

AMEN to the soverignty of God.
Mother nature has nothing to do with our weather. She is in the same catagory as mother goose, a fairy tail for children and those who denie God. God alone is in control of all things and needs to be glorified for it.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

We are always hoping for the best. I hope yall are not flooded...the weather is weird this year

Glenda said...

The Source of your ability to handle this uncertain situation is summarized in your last sentence! May He keep you safe!

Linda said...

Continuing to think of you and your neighbors.