Hello everyone and welcome! Today’s blog isn’t about crafting, cooking or gardening. This will be about the emergency status here in Texas. It’s been in the news, online and social media regarding our battle against the powerful hurricane Harvey. Many of us have been affected by the damage and absolute devastation. It ripped apart not only the coastal towns and cities but was strong enough to impact us as far in as San Antonio roughly 150 miles away from Rockport, Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. And now flooding and heavy rains in Houston area.
We were fortunate enough not to get the full brunt of it but, between the rains and wind gusts it seems like we much closer than we really were. My husband and I brought in everything that was not nailed, glued or embedded into the ground. Just yesterday we started putting things back into place outside just to get some normalcy back.
My youngest daughter Cheryl along with her 4 children left their home outside Kingsville at the urging of her husband. They made the trek up to San Antonio last Thursday which was the best thing they could have done. My daughter works as the court clerk and interim judge in Rockport. At the time they pulled out of Rockport from Cheryl stopping at her office at the courthouse Rockport went under mandatory evacuation. Cheryl’s husband Andrew is a Sargent with the Texas State Troopers so it was his duty to stay behind, protect, rescue and recover as the need arised.
It was hard thing to go through as well as everyone else located in the path of this mighty storm. The destruction and loss is great and has changed the lives of many. Rockport is in shambles and for the courthouse is almost gone as well as so many other businesses and homes. Cheryl and her family have been blessed with their home and little town pretty much still intact. Cheryl, her children and their dog went home on Monday to reunite with their husband and father. My grandchildren started school today since they were not able to on Monday.
I ask everyone to please keep Texas and it’s people in your thoughts and prayers through this clean up and rebuilding process that will take weeks, months and even years. I thank you all so much for your kindness, support and help during this time!
All my best to you!