Monday, June 16, 2008

~USHWY 1 Mt. Vernon to Solon & Iowa City~

Do You See the Man in the Red Shirt walking down USHwy 1....
A friend sent this picture to me just a few minutes ago and I had to share it with you.....It is AMAZING what FLOOD WATER DOES to a bridge and a road.

This is USHighway 1....the road Bob takes almost everyday to get to work or to pick up the kids.

We won't be using this road for a very long time.......

As much as I am trying to keep a positive attitude, it's really starting to get to me, I had to run into Marion just a bit ago and on the way home I had to pull over and cry. My heart just breaks for all that we have been thru and all that our city has ahead. I saw FEMA Trucks, MORE NATIONAL GUARD Vehicles and their Semi's. The officials said today, "If this had been an earthquake, it would have registered a 9.5 on the Richter scale."
The damage is of epic proportion. My heart just aches for my city of Cedar Rapids and all of it's wonderful people!!!
Amy

18 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Amy what a disaster for your beloved town of Cedar Rapids.
Alison

Connie said...

The LDS church is already sending trucks into the area with food, clothing and essentials. We're on top of these things like you would NOT believe, honey. Salt Lake City has been in touch with the bishops of that area even before it got bad. I know this from experience!
Smoochies and love to all of you,
Connie

cityfarmer said...

Oh my goodness, this is so sad!!!!

....I've missed our chats...

What I'm about to share over at my post, I've waited two years to experience...Nic's wedding....

Here's a blanket invitation to share in our joy....

let's chat

Judy said...

That is unbelievable. The pictures I've seen from you and on the news is so heartbreaking. Keep smiling my friend. We love you.

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, if it's anything like it was for Katrina and Rita, trucks will be flowing into Cedar Rapids and DesMoines with everything ya'll need to recover and hopefully the insurance companies have learned their lessons with us and get rolling. Love Ya, Pat

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Praying that all goes well where you are at and that help gets to these persons in need. Praying for their safety also.

Irma :)

Susan said...

Bless you, Amy and thanks for keeping us informed about what's happening in you area. Take care and we love you.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Been seeing it all unfold around us but we are on high ground. Others in our county have been through it real bad too. Our county has also been declared a disaster area though it's not nearly as bad overall as what you guys are getting. Our area had extreme winds so there's lots of places that have trees down. Do you have a lot of water damage? At least I know this: You and your family are stong and you have the Lord. AND praise God, you're still cancer free! Hugs.. Polly

Anna T said...

Amy,
I can't really imagine seeing a road that I drive on looking like that picture.Bless you and all the others who are touched by this devastation!
Hugs,
Anna

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Amy, I'm so very sorry for all that your sweet city & surrounding areas is facing. May God be with you all & bless you in the days to come!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

These photos are just incredible and I can only imagine the desperation and frustration of those who are misplaced and affected. Continue to stay strong, Amy. I know it must be so sad to see the area you live in so terribly destroyed.

love you,
Becky

Lallee said...

Amy, I am so sorry about the horrific flooding. Cedar Rapids is in my prayers!

Hugs,
Lallee

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Amy ~ I was just checking on you to see how you are doing ~
hugs and prayers,
Lori

She'sSewPretty said...

OMG OMG That is just unbelievable! I don't even know what to say. I am sure it is devastating for so many residents there. I'll keep your town in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

God bless you & Bob, Amy....Our FDNY left with vacationing firefighters yesterday to help in any way they can....We will be setting camp with Habitat for Humanity next week to help in rebuilding. We don't know exactly where we will be assigned. I will email you if they place our crew close to you....Always in my prayers!!!
Solange

Anonymous said...

Keeping all of you in my prayers

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You and your neighbors are in my prayers.

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Amy,
You and your family have really been on my heart. I think it is especially true when this happens somewhere that you know and that you have previously lived. I cannot imagine what this has been like for you but I do know that you are one strong woman and you will get through this with the wonderful grace of God.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)