Been hearing bad things about Galveston. I hope Chrelsey and her family and daughter made it through ok.
Things sound bad, really bad. My heart goes out to everyone there. The aftermath can be harder than the actual storm. Dealing with damage, power outages, food and water shortages, looters, insurance companies, contractors is a long drawn out and stressful process. The storm itself is over in a few hours, but as we've seen, the aftermath can last years.
And that poor resturant manager and his daughter that were burned so badly in Houston just breaks my heart.
And honestly, I can say that what you see on TV may look bad, but the reality looks SO much worse. I can remember seeing first hand the damage from Charley and then seeing it on tv and thinking, that doesn't even BEGIN to capture it.
Those of you outside of the area, donate to the Red Cross, donate to the Salvation Army, donate blood, food, money, baby items and hygiene items.
One thing that we learned is that everyone loves to donate baby items, but what is often forgotten is hygiene items for women especially. Those items were especially in short supply during the Katrina crisis. So if you can, send tampons and things like that as well. I realize this can be a subject no one wants to read about, but for women, it's often a very overlooked item that is desperately needed in times of crisis like hurricanes.