Monday, September 21, 2009


I'm sure many of you have seen the news with all the rain we have been receiving down here. It is much worse in Atlanta. We have seen a little over 7 inches here in Athens over the last couple of days. But it is still raining and we are in for a few more days of it. Many of the Atlanta school systems have shut down because of the flooding and six people have lost their lives. We haven't had this much rain in a very long time -- when we have it has been related to a hurricane in the southeast. So, this was obviously unexpected. Thanks to all those that have called or emailed asking about the situation down here.


David Schantz said...

I think 1994 was the last major flood we had in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Other parts of the state were hit worse than we were. It took out our water treatment plant. Losing it's source of drinking water will shut a city down quick. The flood of 94 was caused by the spring thaw north of us, the Missouri River overflowed. At that time Sue & I lived at one of the highest parts of the city so our lives were not in danger.

I hope you and yours are all safe and well supplied.

Everyone in the area will be in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

karen said...

You are in our prayers. We had one of our fall thunderstorms last night. Floods all around us. And some wind and hail damage . But our town missed the worst of it. I hope the rain stops soon. Stay safe.

gary reiswig said...

Kris, I stumbled onto your blog a couple of days ago, somehow linking from the NYC Memory Walk. I also saw a piece that said you are concerned about your son who is beginning his career and marriage. I am part of a large family from Okla. that we know carries an early onset Alzheimer's gene (PS2). Are there people in your parents' generation who had Alzheimer's? Any others in your generation? I'd be interested to find out about any known genetics of your situation.

karen said...

I have seen the picture on TV of the flood. Stay safe.