What’s with all the natural disasters lately? Regardless of the explanations and opinions on the origins of these natural catastrophes, they continue.
Then, about six weeks ago a huge flood roared down the Big Thompson Canyon fifteen miles west of us. It destroyed the highway all the way from the Rocky Mountain city of Estes Park, CO and spilled out onto the Front Range for miles, reaping destruction in many cities.
Finally, the tornado that blew through Washington and Pekin, IL today (near the homes of my step-daughters and their families) made me decide to post this blog.
During the flood this summer I started wondering about something as survivors climbed from rescue Chinook helicopters. A range of different expressions played across their faces – deer-in-the-headlights, broad grins, stunned and stoic. But, they all had one thing in common – a single small, really small, suitcase or pack.
What was in those grab-it-and-go-or-we’re-leaving-without-you bags?
What would you put in your go-bag?
Photos from Foter
Happy news update: Our families in IL are unhurt and our fantastic local paving company is repairing hi-way 34 all the way up Big Thompson to Estes Park. Just in time for Christmas!