In 2015 we only had about 24 hours notice before the flood and while many, including my husband and I tried to sand bag the local businesses there just wasn't enough time or supplies. So there was massive damage done to our local home town. It took approximately 6 months for the business to reopen.
|This time around sandbagging wall was increased and surrounded the entire premise of the building.|
|On Tuesday the waters began to rise and this was what our local high school looked like. the sports fields and building were covered.|
|This year we had bobcat to help move sand bags, and even the coast guard showed up to help construct the sand bag walls.|
|This is the picture before the river crested and it was expected to be as high as the last flood in 2015|
|Thursday morning at about 10 am and the sandbag wall held strong and only a small amount of water got into just a few of the business. The damage was minimal this time.|
|However on Thursday a call was put out for even more volunteers to help with the sump pumps and to relieve some of the volunteers who worked tirelessly over night. My husband and I went down town and did a two hours shift working on the water pumps.|