Flood Waters

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May 20, 2020 a river turns the city of Sanford, Michigan into a lake. What kind of name is that? Tittabawassee. When dams break lives float away. You go to sleep to awaken and find the Tittabawassee in you living spaces. What to salvage? The car tires are drowning and you have the me option--get out before the deluge.

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Day two, you awaken in a shelter and can't get to your house that is half inundated with water from a dam long known to need repair and strengthening. Your life and that of those you love are all you have along with a mortgage to a house under water.

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My empathy is in tact because I feel their loss. I've known loss, but never my house and all my possessions. Pictures, memories, unreplaceable items unretrievable or washed away. Where do you start? Disenfevtant, a power scrub down, paint.

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