Following the terrible storm on Friday night and the water damage in our basement, I went to one of the fire stations to get some sandbags to put around our back door for the next big rain. They have empty sandbags and big piles of sand--bring your own shovel. You can have some interesting conversations with other people coming to make sandbags.
The young man said he and his wife just bought their first house in the south valley, which is low-lying along the river. A big tree has sent big roots under the driveway, breaking it up and tilting the concrete toward the garage, sending water inside the garage.
The young mother with two little boys said someone she knows got two feet of water inside her house and it's completely ruined.
Everyone has storm stories after an event like this. Where do you live? Where were you when the storm hit? Was there any damage?
A disaster ishard, but those of us who experienced it are on common ground. We also saw a lot of people pitching in to help, cleaning up debris, moving branches out of the road, and helping out neighbors. In the grand scheme of things, our damage was minor, and we only needed about six sandbags for the next time, but I filled a couple for my neighbor's back door as well.