This weekend will mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the flood that stranded hundreds of people in South Central Indiana for days as high water inundated their homes and businesses.
As much as 10 inches of rain fell in parts of our already-soaked region on June 7, 2008, leading to tens of millions of dollars in damages.
For SCCAP, the flood waters forced us out of our Martinsville office, threatened our Spencer office, and mobilized our staff in trying to help affected people in all four counties we serve.
The floods spurred a huge relief effort in which many organizations and individuals worked together to help those whose lives and possessions were washed away. Yet, even now, there are people in our area, especially low-income people, who haven’t been able to return to their damaged homes.
So what stands out in your memories of last year’s flood? What did you see and experience during and after the floods, and what impact has that had on you?
And are you aware of any lasting hardships the floods have had on people in your community? Is there more the rest of us can to do to help?
Please share your thoughts and memories by posting your comments here.
Also if you have any pictures of the flood, resulting damage or clean-up effort that you’d like to share, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post them here.