So let's see -- in the last month in the Nation's Capital we've had earthquake, hurricane, and now flood. These videos are from the "peaceful" stream behind my house. The first one is directly behind our property -- usually a 1 inch deep trickle down to the creek. I'm sure all the geocaches formerly in our stream valley are out in the Chesapeake Bay by now. The noise of the water is intimidating.
And not to be taken lightly. Yesterday a 12 year old boy in the next town died when he was swept away by his neighborhood creek. Update: Found out this morning that the boy who died was a child from our old school. I remember him as a mischievous kindergartner with a great smile. My daughter babysat him a few years ago. Please pray for the Donaldson family to find comfort and peace ... it won't come quickly or easily, I know.