By now, you've probably heard that there was a flood in
There was a lot of damage....destruction...along the
I've shown you the beauty of that river before.
The giant Cypress trees turn beautiful colors in fall.
And, under most conditions, the river flows gently along.
But, Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend, it turned into a monster.
We hadn't had much rain that day. We've had lots of rain here, but that day
wasn't bad, in our area.
But, to the west, in Blanco, it rained a foot of rain, in a short time.
All that water went into the river, and the river rose thirty feet
in less than an hour.
Houses that had stood solid for fifty or sixty years with no flooding,
were no match for this tsunami.
Debris...houses, cars, trees, boulders...came rushing down,
washing away everything in its path.
People's homes were damaged, destroyed, or simply washed away.
People lost their lives.
internet image. source unknown.
The deluge topped this bridge by at least ten feet.
The beautiful Cypress trees, which have stood for hundreds of years,
were bowed over and shredded.
We pray for those who have lost so much.
We hope for them the strength it will take to get through all this.
We do what we can to help, with funds, time and energy.
Meanwhile...this small town of Wimberley is still
A Little Bit of Heaven.