Thursday, June 29, 2006

Last of the flood pictures

This week has passed me by in a blur!

The town of Conklin where my store is located is still under mandatory evacuation. The water is still high, there are numerous gas leaks and several houses have blown up already. They're saying maybe by Sunday they'll open it back up. This picture is an ariel view of the area where the dance studio in yesterday's pixs is located. Center in the picture is The Castle (the Conklin Town Hall). And the diagonal line of trees running from top corner left to center right is Conklin Road. All the tan is water! And there are many houses along both sides of that road.
Now here's the left handed bright spot. See the water rushing out of this manhole cover...See the tree in the background with the building with the row of windows...That's my church! Not a single drop of water in the church...Thank You Jesus!While facing in the other direction at the same manhole. A family that goes to our church is packing up to move to Kristy's mom's house because......this is their basement! It is full of water, and with no electricity, they need the Fire Dept. to pump it out. Notice the top of the water heater and the water halfway up it!
That's why I called it a left handed bright spot! On one side the church didn't sustain damage but on the other side part of our church family is hurting. Please pray for Shawn and Kristy Steele!

Well another bright spot, I've found two blogging neighbors, who both happen to be memebers of our Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. Stop by Tina's Blog. She's got additional pictures. And give a shout out to Kevin Lucia. He's only about seven miles from me as the crow flies!

13 Comments:

  1. M. C. Pearson said...
    Wow. I'll be praying.

    Cool about the CFBA members!
    Vanda said...
    Giggle I had to delete my comment, I ended up typing typeonses.

    Very glad your Church is ok, I know how important it is to you.

    I sure hope the rain is stopping, the amount you've had lately must rival England
    Debrand said...
    WHAT ARE YOU DOING RUNNING AROUND IN A FLOODED AREA THAT IS RESTRICTED TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ONLY! I'm telling Pastor on YOU!
    jel said...
    will be praying !
    Carrie said...
    I found your blog from Jez Cohen. I'm in Canada, but lived in Binghamton and from Chenango County. Thanks for sharing the photos. I have family members that's lost everything.
    Tina said...
    I'll be keeping that family in my prayers. Thanks for sharing the photos - this is one that will go down in the history books!
    Ballpoint Wren said...
    Holy cow! And I thought I had a bad week!

    I'm so glad you're okay, Bonnie, and your church, too. What a nightmare!
    Crystal said...
    How horrible! Praying for you guys!
    Bonnie Calhoun said...
    Okay DEBRAND....pthhhhhh...LOL..at least I don't take pictures out my car window while driving 65 and end up with personal body parts in the pictures!

    Carrie...you moved kinda' far away, but this would not be the time to come home. Where are your relatives located?

    Thank you everyone for your prayers. the water is just beginning to recede in Conklin...not allowed in that far yet!
    Minx said...
    Hope all is well Bonnie and that you are drying out!
    Bernita said...
    I keep thinking of the inevitable mould,the contamination, the stink,the danger of disease, the sheer heart-break of destruction.
    Be careful, Bonnie.
    Maxine said...
    Just seen your news via Frank W, Bonnie. How dreadful for you. And how like you to keep smiling through it all, I admire you so much. Hope all is sorted out soon.
    all my best
    Maxine.
    Deb H. said...
    So glad you, your family, your home and store are safe - been praying for you

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