Rachel and I just wanted to give you a quick update on the flooding in Des Moines. Well to be brief, our house is surrounded by about 4 feet of water and both of our cars have floated away...
Just kidding. We're completely unaffected by the flooding. We have had a little bit more water in our basement, but it's nothing too really complain about. There are definitely people who are far worse off than we are.
It's actually been really interesting to see how the national news has covered the flooding. CNN.com had "Des Moines Being Evacuated" or something like that as the lead story. So far they've only issued a mandatory evacuation order for a small neighborhood and they had issued a voluntary evacuation for downtown. The downtown evacuation wasn't exactly urgent, as they issued it around noon and Wellmark decided to let us out at 4:30. I'm sure some of the stories have led people to think the whole city is in trouble, but really it's pretty isolated. There are certainly places that are devastated, like Cedar Rapids and parts of Iowa City.
Anyway, I just wanted people to know where fine.
Pray for good weather!
5 days ago