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What Do Hurricane Ike And The Little Calumet River Have In Commen? Vol.1
Relentless Rain Might Be Cause For Concern
Hurricane Ike So Far South And The Little Calumet River So Far North
The words to describe events of the past two weeks have not come to me yet. There was a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, they named it IKE. Sure seemed so far away that my only concern was some family living there. Did not look like it would do much more than rain in their location, far south on the Gulf. A phone call assured me that all was well. They were safe and only received a lot of rain, no damage this time. Thank God.
I put in a call to friends in Dallas Texas on Friday September 12th. They said they got a lot of rain but no serious problems. The usual flooding in low areas. They were fine too. Thank God again. The rain from Ike was headed our way. It started and it did not stop until it had dumped a load too big for our region to handle. This hub is dedicated to the power and strength of Our Mother Nature.
The Fact Is
She knows no boundaries made by man. She does not care if you are black, white, red or yellow. She does not check your bank account or social status when she unleashes her will. Mother Nature doesn't care how old you are, if you are republican or democrat. There is no consideration for your health or your beauty. This is reality at it's foundation. We are all in this world together and this is the true law, not the laws of MEN, this is the law of Mother Nature. No man, no beast is better off than the other and lest we forget, just take a look here and see for yourself.
My camera captured the events as they unfolded. The words I am searching for are better left to the photos that follow.
The Power Of Moving Water
The Levy Could Not Contain The Heavy Rain
This Flooding Called For Drastic Measure
Danger In The Air
Shock Sweeps The Town And Panic Prevails
Watch For The Next Hub
I have been shooting photos of this disaster for the past two plus weeks. A siren sounds in the distance as I type this line. I will write the next hub on how this area dealt with the state of emergency we are facing. I have taken over 800 photos for records. I am thankful to have a camera and I am also thankful to have electrical power in our house.... No hot water or furnace. We are camping out now. Please count your blessings and stay tuned, C.S. Alexis
Answer = The Laws Of Mother Nature