When It Rains, It Pours….
The folks who write about quotes say that this particular phrase was actually coined by Morton Salt when they redesigned their salt recipe so that it would not lump up and clog the shaker when your were trying to pour it. To them it was a good thing.
Here in San Felipe we have a different perspective on the matter. It doesn’t rain often but when it does it certainly comes down in torrents.
Personally, I am over 600 miles away from town, so when I started getting reports of the storms going through town I quickly started checking with friends to see what the damage was. We have a highly resourceful and capable house-sitter so we are good.
Gary and Karen Lewis report that Sonshine Hacienda Children’s Center just needs clean up but the church (Mission San Felipe) has at least one wall that will need repainting and perhaps some sheet rock that might need replacing.
John Gilbert at 99 Plus 1/Serenity House say they had some flooding in the music room but no losses.
Barbara Bagileo of V.I.V.A. indicated that some of their boxes got wet but she doesn’t think their is any serious damage.
Bill Spraudlin of Casa de Fe Children’s Home said they had a small leak in one of the bedrooms.
I have not heard back from Donna Roberts of Desert Mothers yet.
So thus far the only significant loss reported is some flour and diapers at Volunteers Without Limits. I haven’t got a dollar amount on the loss yet but probably the biggest issue is getting new supplies of diapers delivered from the states.
Update: VSL losses were 2 large sacks of flour that had just been bought and some adult diapers that were just donated that were not in plastic. Also some clothing in the store was drenched.
The ladies spent the morning cleaning up from the rain but I haven’t received a report as to whether more water got into the building or not.
Martin Romo is perhaps the busiest person in town as the washes bring down all the trash accumulated there when they flood. The clean up efforts are monumental and Martin is looking for volunteers to help.
Please be careful driving in town and between town and the border as there are a lot of roads that become lakes or rivers when we get this kind of rain.
In addition, it is just not organizations and businesses that suffer from the rains. If you know people living in the washes or low areas, they could use help recovering from the flooding. Your neighbors, who are out of town, would also appreciate you keeping an eye on their property and notifying someone if it looks like they have a major problem. Flooding in itself is a challenge. Coming back to a house full of mold because it was cleaned up in a timely matter is a whole different issue.
Stay safe and dry.