Day 76 – #NebraskaFlood2019

I’m totally borrowing and recycling information tonight, but it’s honestly the best thing I can think to do on this blog right now. A lot of people in my home state need a lot of help. We’re pretty dry here in Lincoln right now, but the massive flooding all around us is damaging the city’s wellfield and threatening our water supply. As of about an hour ago, we’re officially on mandatory water restrictions.

And still, we’re the really lucky ones. The town of Peru has approximately 170,000 gallons of water (about 3 days worth) left in the tower.

Other towns have lost all water and been completely evacuated. And some have been swallowed up completely.

There are a lot of people hurting, and a lot of rebuilding that will need to be done once the floodwaters finally recede. So much has been lost, will continue to be lost in the days and weeks to come. But there is so much good happening here too. People coming together, helping each other, loving each other. This…this is what being human is all about. We will get through this together.

We are #NebraskaStrong.

About the Author Lori Romano

I am a writer, photographer, wife, mother, dog owner, half-assed housekeeper and a self-proclaimed coffee and chocolate addict. One day, I will write a book.

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