Have you seen on the news reports of the extensive flooding in Nashville and other parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky? If you aren’t from this area, it’s unlikely that you have. The faulty car bomb in NYC and the oil spill have trumped all of the lives and homes lost here in the South…not to minimize those stories, because they are important, too. For more information, any of the local new stations have ample information:
Aside from lives lost, think of all the people who didn’t have flood insurance. They didn’t live on a flood plain, and their insurance companies didn’t require it and probably didn’t even offer it. How are they going to pay to reconstruct their destroyed homes? It’s just an awful situation.
I can’t seem to get enough of the pictures, videos and stories of flooding. I could sit here all day and look at footage. Is this normal? Today, I’m going to have to make myself stop, because it isn’t making me any more productive and isn’t doing anything to help. We’ve started to learn of volunteer opportunities, in which many people around the city plan to take part including myself.
If you’d like to donate funds to aid in the recovery, go here: http://www.cfmt.org/floodrelief/ or text ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to donate $10 to disaster relief.