Friday, November 13, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere!

Front yard
Back yard. Our cars are actually on a hill that's about 2 ft about the street.

We are in the middle of our first Nor'easter here in the Tidewater region. Now I know why they call it "Tidewater". We've had virtually non-stop rain since Wednesday and yesterday the water came in the house with the high tide. We lived 3 years on the OBX, and never had so much as a drip (except for a leaky skylight once). Last night we had 3-4 inches of water on our first level which is our family room and our oldest daughter's bedroom. We cleared everything off of the floor that we could.

The neat thing was listening to my children's heartfelt prayers as we stood in a family circle of prayer. We could actually feel the water getting deeper as we stood there praying. Within an hour the water was ankle deep.

When we finished praying, I called my prayer warrior of a mom. My mama got out the word to all her prayer warriors (my sisters and brothers, her sisters and brothers, and friends).

We didn't know about the tide flood, so when the water first started coming in, we all got out as many towels as we could and started forming makeshift "sandbags" at the doors and started sopping of the water with the rest of the towels. Our arms gave out as the water got deeper.

The water started going down about 10pm or so and by morning it was all out of the house, (except for what was in the carpets). But as I sit here right now, the morning tide has come in again and I'm watching the yard slowly disappear. The water in the streets are about 2-3 feet deep.

Please pray for our family, neighborhood, city and region.


Aus said...

Prayers offered - and the message is out to our guys as well - if there is strength in numbers - well at least you got strength!

hugs - hang in there!

aus and co.

Mamita J said...

Wow! I'm so sorry. That is a bit of a shock. Praying you get dried out soon and that this was a fluke, and not a regular occurrence.


KT said...

You are getting hit harder then us. We have lots of standing water, and some in the garage, but thankfully none made it into the house. Will be praying for your home to be restored! Please let us know if you need any help!!!

Rick Lawrenson said...

Invest in a Shop Vac, too!

Most of Kitty Hawk north of Kitty Hawk road between the beach and 158 is flooded by the ocean and everywhere else there is lots of standing rainwater.

Agnes said...

" Sometimes He calms the storm; sometimes He calms the child." Praying for your peace of mind and dryer days. Love ya.

carol said...

stay safe