When I first heard about flooding in Indiana last week, and saw some pictures of IU students frolicking in the high water in Bloomington, with little indication of property damage or loss of life, I’ll admit I laughed. I used to live there, I’d seen canoes on Kirkwood before — I didn’t think much of it.
But now the situation has changed, as the rains keep coming. Seven or eight people have died, 29 counties have been declared disaster areas.
Suffice it to say I’m not laughing anymore.
Here’s a picture of my Dad wading. The water in this small lake on my parents’ property is overflowing the dam.
Thankfully I don’t think they’re sustaining any real damage, but many others are not so lucky. Since we found refuge in Indiana when we were flooded out of our home in New Orleans, my heart really goes out to the Hoosier State now.