The word of the day is “vigilance“. The river may have crested, but the threat to people and property is far from gone. In fact, it is more important now than ever to be ready for what could happen. With many roads closed around the area, sewer systems overtaxed, and dikes that are now pressed to perform as our enduring line of defense we are far from out of the woods.
Remember, stay off flooded roads (TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!)…be ready to evacuate…monitor the protection you are counting on to protect your home and family (whether that is walking the dike or checking your sump pump regularly). We are lucky that the river crested where it did, but we are still fighting a major flood that will only be won by the vigilance of the community.
Carry on the good fight.
Day six hundred and forty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da