For the past several days I’ve been consumed with the the flooding of Nashville and surrounding areas. Living there from 2000-2008 I immediately panicked for everyone I know, as well as the animals. I’ve been contacting all I can, trying to learn about those who I don’t know how to contact, looking at photos and being amazed at the incredible damage. The number of homes, buildings, businesses, etc. that are under water is unbelievable. One of my dearest friend’s house was under water and they have no idea when they’ll be able to go back home. I worry about some of the animal shelters who don’t even have a standing building, but instead a carport sort of set up. Animals are out there alone, stuck God knows where, and possibly worse, I’m sure afraid and not knowing where to turn.
Help is needed and they have been declared a disaster as of today. I wish I could go there and do something to assist, but I have no way to leave the dogs. However, one thing that we can all do is:
www.nashvilleredcross.org for more info! #Nashville Flood
Please keep the people and the animals in your prayers. There is so much devastation and heartbreak, even several deaths. I just pray that there will be no more lives lost, and the damage will be repaired quickly, allowing those whose houses are currently swimming to return to their homes soon, completely repaired and dry. I cannot imagine what they all must be going through. It made me stop and think…what would I do? How would I get all of these animals to safety? It’s terrifying to think about. I just hope and pray I never have to face such a tragedy.
My heart goes out to everyone in Middle TN facing this catastrophe.