This is not the post I was all set to write today. I have never posted this early, but I doubt if I will get any sleep tonight. I guess even with all of the precautions we took it was still bound to happen eventually and today was the day.
Here on the east coast we are caught in a stalled weather pattern. It has been raining all day yesterday and most of the day today. The ground is saturated. There is no place for the water to go so it came into our basement – a good two inches.
I realize that this is not as much as other communities got. I look at places like Pine Grove and my heart aches for those who are still recovering from the last flood they had. Pictures on the news shows cars submerged in water.
Hershey Park is flooded. They said they would open tomorrow but I think that is doubtful. I pity the poor animals in Zoo America.
The interstate was closed in the Ravine area. I heard that there is possible structural damage to one of the bridges.
In Pine Grove the National Guard was called in to rescue some people and take them to the local high school.
So, with all that is going on around us I guess I won’t complain too loudly. Whatever mess we have in the basement we will deal with it when the rain is over. I firmly believe that God never gives us more than we can handle and with His help we will deal with this.
Here is our overworked sump. Not running constantly now, but not much rest time between cycles.
Furniture stacked in the big room.
More staked furniture.
You can see the ceiling lights reflected in the water outside of Kathy’s sewing room.
It was much worse several hours ago. Didn’t take pictures then because I was too busy trying to pick things up off of the floor.