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Small Towns With Big Water Damage

Jul 22, 2008
Unless you happen to be one of the residents of many of the small towns along the Mississippi river that was flooded drastically in the past few months, it might be impossible to truly understand the scope of the damage that was incurred. These people had their whole lives literally brought to a stand still when so many smaller levees were breeched because they were simply unable to hold back the overflow of the river.

The largest cities along the mighty Mississippi were largely spared from the ravishment of the flood water because they had levees that were more substantial and designed to hold back higher levels of water, therefore causing less overall damage. What a bigger mess things could have been if these big city levees had been breeched on a larger scale as well. You probably can not tell the smaller towns that there was any luck at all involved since they are the ones who suffered the brunt of the disaster.

Just exactly how long will it take all of these small towns to recover emotionally as well as financially? This will be hard to determine. Many of the towns were flooded in the most active and business laden areas. For many small business owners in these areas, their livelihood stopped as they waited for the water to come and then to recede. For the insured, it will only be a matter of time until they can be back up and running. For those who might not have had any insurance coverage for their business, it could mean the end of them

Homeowners in these areas are probably still amazed at the event. So many were made to evacuate their homes and stay somewhere that was deemed safe while the flooding was going on. Not knowing what they could expect to find when they were finally allowed to return home, you can not imagine the terror they probably had to go through. Once again, those that were insured for flooding might have had a less traumatic ordeal knowing that help would be there for them at the end of it all, and once again, not so for the uninsured home owner.

Whether they were insured or not, it is likely to take many months to several years for all of the residents and businesses to return to some semblance of normalcy in these flooded small towns. It takes a while to clean up, move back in, and start all over again anytime a disaster of this magnitude occurs. We can only hope that another such flooding event does to happen in these areas anytime soon to hamper their reconstruction process.
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