The devastation is horrendous and it's still coming. We've been collecting rainwater for flushing toilets but our infrastructures gone as well. All our important buildings, police, fire, court house, schools, we've even evacuated a hospital b/c it was taking on water.
We've fled to my parents home b/c they're on a well, (the entire city is running out of water--ironic I know) and Nate is working emergency response for the Nuclear Plant overnight. This means we'd be separated by the river if he'd gone without us. From my parents house it's closer to their secondary emergency site (The primary back-up site went under Wednesday--more irony.)
The Ndjerareou's & Wollschlager's are safe, our homes are safe, but the downtown is completely gone. We've NEVER imagined anything like this. It makes you just want to cry. Beautiful churches, businesses, theaters, banks, miles of destruction, 438 city blocks it's ALL GONE. Almost 25% of the city is gone. $737 million dollars worth of destruction. At the same time the city is thankful for 0 loss of life & 0 crime related incidents. We're indebted to our rescue workers for your faithful service.