Saturday, August 19, 2006

It has not yet gone away

We had a major flood here in June after a period of widespread heavy rain. The river system could not handle the rain. The building in which I work was flooded almost to the ceiling of the ground floor. The leaves on the trees outside still carry a layer of river mud on them, indicating just how high the water came. That river mud was deposited everywhere the river touched. The river is filthy and contaminated with any number of unhealthy elements. Even now, almost two months after the flood, the subsequent rainfall has not been enough to wash the mud deposits from many places along the riverbank. The parking lot at work still has river mud on it, which means that I get contaminated river particles on my shoes every day. The disaster may have passed, but the health hazard is still present on the ground. I do not want that in my home, so I remove my shoes at the door and ask my guests to do the same.

5 comments:

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Great to see another post from Miss IBEX.

Excellent point. Floodwater washes up all sorts of hazardous stuff.

God Bless

Matt

The IBEX Scribe said...

Thanks, Matt. I didn't disappear altogether, although I have not been posting as often as I promised I would. Naughty me! ;)

Redeemed said...

Sounds messy, hope it all gets cleaned up, and soon!

The IBEX Scribe said...

I think the winter will take care of most of what is left. When the snow starts to build up and then melt off I am sure it will wash away the remaining muck. At least the leaves will all fall off soon (only two months and they should be mostly gone!) and won't be there as a reminder of how high the water was.

I spoke to someone today (she was helping with the kids in my group at work) whose house was flooded. They lost almost everything - even their fine china was covered in several inches of river deposits. I am grateful that it only gets on my shoes and that I can keep my home free of that nasty stuff!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I am glad you posted anyway.