Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back Home Flooding.....

The media rushes to central Appalachia when theirs a story on poverty, or drug addicted and alcoholic parents living on welfare in make shift houses. But when recent flash flooding devastated the area, they were no where to be found. The governor declared it a disaster area...As many of you know this is where I was born and raised....Almost every member of my family was effected by this flood, many loosing everything they had....A lot of people didn't have a much to begin with.... Flash floods are more and more common...Most say the flooding in this area is due to mountain top mining (When a coal company cuts down the top of the mountain and blast down around 1000 feet for coal) this leaves the mountain weak and when the heavy rains come there is no protection from flash floods. This video was taken from someone who lives in the same area as my family...

3 comments:

septembermom said...

So scary. I wouldn't know what to do in that situation. I pray for all those poor people in the flooding.

better days said...

Holy Cow, such distruction and personal loss. But God has promised "that which the locusts have stolen shall be returned 10 fold" There will be much power in the place, there always is when God is near, and He is in the midst of this now.

better days said...

You know Wendy, God is in this, and there has to be great power there. He has promised that what the locusts have stolen shall be returned 10 fold. I have to believe this.
Marie