Both major access roads into the city
had reduced lanes and speed limits.
Sandbags were 2 metres high and reinforced with
Riverside parks have been transformed
The road was also washed out in a
couple of places.
Another floodwater lake west of the city.
Thankfully, my city was prepared. Volunteers gathered in droves to help sandbag the major access roads near the rivers, and businesses and homes were evacuated. By the time I visited, the water level was down from its high point and many stores were back to business as usual. Also thankfully, all of my peeps live far enough away from the river that they were unharmed and their homes unscathed.
So aside from a little hometown flood tourism, I stuck to my original plan of runs & zumba in the morning, fun in the sun in the afternoon and games in the evening. It was a whirlwind, 56 hour trip -- but it was perfect. Amazing times with my favorite folks, and it was so nice to see everyone before my big overseas adventures!! Going home is truly one of the greatest things.
So happy (and sweaty)!