Mississippi Flooding

I feel as if I have to write this post for posterity's sake.  Right now our region is facing a crisis.  The Mississippi River is higher than its been in over 75 years.  Today it crested at 47.8 feet, leaving a trail of destruction up and down the border states of Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  While my city will not be greatly affected, we are so close to cities that have seen greater destruction than ever before.  My heart just aches for them.  I am saying prayers tonight for all the families who are faced with the loss of property or worse, life.  I'd ask that you also pray specifically for two of our friends Derrick and Zach who work for the Corps and have left their families to go fight this destruction.

Here is a video from ABC News with Diane Sawyer from last night's newscast.  The reason I wanted to add this is for another keepsake.  Mrs. Sawyer says she is riding in a "tank" that goes from land to water.  What she is actually riding is a Hydratrek.  My family and a friend created this machine and we are currently manufacturing them.  What we once thought to be a long shot is actually being used to save lives and we are really proud. 

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