I’ve talked about being powerful while still feeling helpless before.
I can flip over a parked vehicle with relative ease — even those jacked-up sorry-you’re-sensitive-about-it little monster trucks. Bullets don’t phase me, and I can carve someone open from their belly button to the top of their throat with a single talon (were I so inclined).
You know what I can’t do? I can’t stop a bridge from being washed out. I can’t keep a child from being swept away. I can’t prevent creeks filling from storms miles away from accumulating into flash floods.
The Greenbrier tweeted this photo after the recent storms:
Parts of West Virginia have been hit with historic flooding, enough for President Obama to declare it a disaster area. At last count, over a hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed, as many as twenty-four people are dead, and over thirty thousand people are without power. Part of the issue here is isolation; FEMA is working as best they can, but every little bit helps.
Check on your neighbor. Make sure they’re provided for. Donate if you can. Keep your thoughts and prayers open for those still in trouble that no one has gotten to yet.
Local churches are taking donations in many areas.
Keep each other safe, West Virginia.