Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

It's Outdoor Wednesday time again! Thanks to Susan over at, www.asoutherndaydreamer for hosting this wonderful event. This week I want to share pictures of our massive flooding that we have been experiencing here in North Georgia. The Atlanta and surrounding areas have been hit hard. We had some really hard rain over several days. About this time last year we were still in a drought. Amazing how things change! The picture below is one of a golf driving range. As you can see, the back part of the range is under water.
I took this picture from the interstate. This is Camping World near Chattanooga, Tennessee. All of the pull behind campers were in water.


The parking lot of this furniture store is under water.





As for our family personally, our downstairs flooded. We spent most of Monday with the wet vac and buckets trying to get the water out. We have it out of the inside rooms, and almost out of the garage. Now, on to the clean up. Also, our church suffered some flooding. The classroom areas are in a lower area, so they are ruined. There was 8 inches that got into that area. Tonight we are going over to help with clean up. I thank the Lord for safety during this time. I know from news reports that not everyone was safe. There were some drownings due to the flooding. My prayers are with the family members of those individuals. I thank the Lord that we are no longer in a drought situation. Sometimes, as now, I don't understand why circumstances play out as they do, but I do always know that God is in control and He does know the whole plan. Praise be to God!
Have a super Wednesday! Be sure to check out all the Outdoor Wednesday participants. There are always such wonderful posts!
Kim




8 comments:

Riet said...

Thank goodness you are all safe. Flooding is so scary. Have a nice day

Pam said...

It is so sad to see all the devastation the rains have caused. And for some it cost them their lives!
We continue pray for all those who have suffered and lost so much...
Thanks for sharing you photos and thoughts.

luna miranda said...

lives and properties have been destroyed by floods in my part of the world. i'm glad you and your family are safe.

SmilingSally said...

I am so sorry to hear that your home and your church were flooded. How horrible! Thank the Lord everyone is safe.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Praying for you and yours...water can be so destructive...thanks for the photos!!!

Mary said...

I know the mess can be terrible to clean up but at least your family is safe. I hope all will soon be back to normal. Hugs...Mary

Pam said...

I was wondering if you got flooded. I took pictures downtown. A lot of those houses were flooded, as was the post office, stores, etc. I'm not sure if our church got flooded or not since it is next door to ShopRite and they were supposed to have gotten some flooding.

6p00d8345264c969e2 said...

So glad to hear that your family is ok. Sorry about the water damage.