The local Hy-Vee store is doing a match up to $100,000. The money will go to the Red Cross. I know some people have some problems with the RC but really they are the first ones to respond with blankets, meals, etc. When you have 5-10,000 people in one evacuation center, feeding and providing facilities is a big task. The Lutheran Church has a disaster fund too so I’ll be splitting my money with the RC, church, Sal Army, and Samaritans Purse I guess. When the water goes down, SP expects to have 1000 volunteers a day cleaning out houses, sheet rock, etc., which is where the big work will be.
I understand the reluctance of the mayor to call for an evacuation but when the Governor said to evacuate, I think he should have gotten on board, but that’s water over the dam now. When the water comes up overnight though and you’re trapped without a boat, it’s hard to understand not moving out when you have the chance. You shelter in place when it’s safe to stay where you are, but when the water comes up to the roof and you have no power or food, you can’t shelter in place.
At any rate its and individual decision to move out ahead of time.
Yeah, this will be a temporary boost to car sales that were starting to slow down.