May 19 has always been a fun day in my family, my older sister’s birthday. But I’ve seen this post going around facebook and do really think it should be noted:
Just so I NEVER forget…
May 19, 2020 update
Along with covid, it’s been raining for 2 days straight. Some say it may be as bad as the flood of 86’ but looking like it will be worse. The Edenville And Sanford Dams both have failed. Flash flood warning and evacuations have started.
And we wait….
– Wait to see if the Dow Dam will hold or fail.
– Wait to see if Dow chemical plant will flood and create a horrible disaster area.
– Wait to see how high the rivers will get
– Stay alert for your family and friends safety
– 8 weeks of “stay at home” order, put in place March 23, 2020
– Gas price a mile from home was $1.84
– Mandatory masks in public places
– Concerns of shortage of meat
– Car parades become popular form of quarantine birthday celebrations
– Class of 2020 graduates are NOT forgotten
– Essential service workers are heroes and their ‘hero pay’ was suspended this week
– Medical field workers are heroes
– Fines are established for breaking the rules, but not enforced by many counties
– small business owners chance opening to survive financially
Karl Manke from Owosso, a 77yr old barber becomes a national conversation (he opened his shop against the Governor’s orders and was given hefty fines, threatened with jail, supported by MANY locals)
– “Flatten the curve” is finally seen
– Government incentives to stay home still $600 weekly for those unemployed
– Nicer weather brings more outdoor activities
– Zoom chats are common ranging from children to elderly
– School cancelled – yes cancelled (students left March 13th and wouldn’t return)
– Plexiglass installed at check out counters
– Tape on the floors at grocery stores and others to help distance shoppers (6ft) from each other + direction of aisles
– Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors.
– Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed still
– Entire sports seasons cancelled.
– Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events – cancelled.
– Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings – cancelled.
– No masses, churches are closed.
– No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, now no gatherings of 5 or more.
– Don’t socialize with anyone outside of your home.
– We are to distance from each other.
– Panic buying sets in and we have no toilet paper, no disinfecting supplies, no paper towels, no laundry soap, no hand sanitizer. STILL!
– No butter
– No macaroni and cheese or ramen noodles
– Shelves are slowly re-stocking, but not uncommon to see some items non-existent
– Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitizer and PPE. These items are unavailable to the public to purchase
This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 11th, 2020.
Why, you ask, do I write this status?
One day it will show up in my memory feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted.
We have so much!
Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone.
We are all one! ❤️
Last night, my sister had to evacuate her home, along with many of my friends. My coworker is stranded at his house because the bridges are out. He is safe. My mother in California has sent many worried texts about all three of her children. Jobsites were cancelled at work. Many subcontractors failed to call in, presumably due to the flooding last night. My husband took 2 calls on his way into work from his only TWO employees working right now, both unable to make it into work due to the flooding.
The governor opened up the U.P. and Traverse City this week, but now main roadways are destroyed or under water.
Please pray for Michigan. Please pray especially for Midland, Edenville, Sanford and Saginaw, Michigan.