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Katrina, 2005

September 26th was an interesting day, to say the least.

It started raining at 5:15am. By the time I got to the shop at 6am, the water was up to the top step.

I was used to floods. I could usually flood proof in about 10 minutes. This flood came so quickly and went 2 ½ feet higher than any flood I’d seen.

The results were devastating.

That evening at 2am I awoke to a tremendous explosion. Wearing only sweat pants, I grabbed “the beagle”and ran out. As I watched everything I owned burn, there was another explosion, blowing the window out of my car. I left.

Adversity brings out the best in people. The support I received from the community was beyond description.

As you empathise with the victims of todays debacle, remember them ten years from now.

It was only stuff thank God, but I’ve still not recovered from losing everything.

Todays victims won’t either.

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