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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rain Go Away

Oh the rain came and it helped the drought conditions we were having in Colorado! Then it turned unpredictably deadly! Loss of lives, property, lives turned upside down and inside out! A tragedy of biblical proportions! I am just stunned when I look at the photos I am seeing of the devastation. This google image is near Johnstown, Colorado. It is one of those little areas where people don't have a lot to begin with. Sad and heartbreaking.

The roads washed away and leaving behind an unbelievably horrible disaster!
The Platte River which runs thru Colorado and Western Nebraska was going to crest to ten feet this evening. It can cause major damage because it will affect I-80 a major highway. Please pray. The doctor I work for heads to Wray and Yuma tomorrow for clinic. They have been hard hit by the rain too. Pray for the rain to cease so this devastation will stop.

Boulder, Colorado. The images are mind boggling that rain could become so wicked and so deadly.
Sunset Street in Longmont, Colorado or what is left of it. A friend lived near there for many years.
Evergreen, Colorado. The hard blinding rain came and it did not want to leave!

I am a very positive person. Whenever it rains I get this old song "Don't Let The Rain Come Down" by the Serendipity Singers in my head!  So I am not making light of the disaster that happened here but I wanted to share a happy moment! I like the rain when I can safely go outdoors and walk and splash in it!
Colorado has been hard hit through the years from the floods in my hometown of Pueblo in 1921 and 1965 to this most recent 2013 flooding. Often these floods are widespread and take innocent lives with the major damage it does. My sisters home is one of the houses that survived the flood of 1921. My folks home sat at the top of a hill with a view of Pikes Peak from our front window and we were on vacation in 1965.  As much as I love the rain this was so different. The wild behavior of this rain which caused major flooding and left people homeless was tragic. I read about a woman who is believed to be dead in Loveland, Colorado. Her three children found a family photograph floating ten miles away from their home. Someone added a photo to their Face Book page stating they found wedding photos drifting down the street and wished to return them to their rightful owner in Longmont, Colorado.. Lots of stories will emerge from this terrible tragedy and many stories will put a smile on your face, I hope you will visit Ms. Jenny and all the wonderful "R" posts today. I hope you will pray for my home state and I pray that people will be reunited with loved ones and this tragedy just continues to make all of us kinder, stronger and more aware of the world around us.

"For you would forget your trouble, As waters that have passed by, you would remember it." Job 11:16 NAS Bible

A couple notes: If you go to my Face Book Page Anne Kocman Robinson you can click on the Ford delaership there who is donating $10 to the flood victims for each click! Also if you go to Holly Webb's Face Book Page, she is my niece, she is working with a program called Operation Backpack and collecting backpacks for kids from Lyons, Co. who will be starting school in Longmont next week due to the devastation in their own home town. Please help out and remember to pray.

19 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

When we went to see the Hoover Dam years ago the Colorado River looked so awesome and forceful to me - I can't imagine what those poor people are going thru.

Has is affected you?

And I will put my prayers in too.

Sandie

Theresa said...

I have visited Boulder CO... I can't imagine what all of those folks are going thru! Sending prayers for healing! HUGS!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Sending lots of 'healing energy' and hugs too! ~ and prayers and thoughts to bring Sunshine ~ carol ^_^

EG CameraGirl said...

The flooding has been horrendous! I will pray for the sun to shine over Colorado.

Intense Guy said...

Hugs.

I hope you are "high and dry" yourself.

The weather has been so horrible the past couple years...

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have friends in that area who are thankfully safe, but so many sad sad stories coming out.


sending prayers...

edenhills said...

Such a tragedy. I certainly hope for better days for all those affected.

Nonnie said...

I remember well seeing the devastation and death from the Big Thompson flood in 1976. Prayers for Colorado. So scary.

LV said...

So sad what so many are going through. When a disaster hits, it is in area that needs help in the first place. Thankful your area not involved. Trust things are getting better in in your life.

Denise said...

Heartbreaking. I am praying.

Tracy Cook said...

what a tragedy . I find it so hard in these times when this happens will be praying

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

The devastation is awful...I had been seeing it in the news stories and yes prayers are needed ! Such tragedy :(

Gattina said...

I saw this terrible disaster on TV ! It must be terrible to loose all your belongings ! I really wonder where all this rain comes from and in other countries they don't have any water !

Pam said...

I am visiting as part of Jenny Matlock's 'R' postings.
I am so sorry this is happening in your part of the world, but I know, by reading back through many of your previous posts that you are the sort of person who will meet any of life's challenges head on.
I feel privileged to have met you and your wonderful family here, and wish you and yours all the very best, along with my prayers,from here in Australia.

Scudds Harrison said...

I saw this on the news and that is terrible. I am sending my prayers too.

Hugs,
Scudds

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This flooding was so tragic, Anne! I could not believe I was seeing the same destruction I saw with Hurricane Sandy. So much road work now has to be done. I know Colorado will pull through!

CailinMarie said...

Holy Smokes! I lived in Evergreen for a while and would not have thought it a victim because it has places for the water to go... if the mountain towns are hard hit I cannot image the flats!

Karen said...

I continue to pray for the people in the flood areas. I know it will take a long time to clean up and restore. God bless you.

Jenny said...

The devastating rain in Colorado is a really heartbreaking situation...

I remain hopeful that everyone will rally together to help reconstruct the damage and remedy all of the pain and suffering the rain has caused...

Thanks for linking to the letter "R"!

I will continue to pray that all those touched by this disaster will receive some relief.

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