Multiple Agencies Band Together To Offer Help To Flooded Amarillo
The flooding continues to be an issue for portions of Amarillo. Businesses are doing their best to open. Neighborhoods are impassable. Roads are blocked off, and people are finding themselves displaced. The response to these challenges has been swift.
Multiple agencies and businesses have come together to aid those in need in Amarillo.
The Scene At Market Street On Georgia
When I pulled into the parking lot on Thursday at the Georgia Market Street, I was not expecting to see what was waiting for me. As I pulled into the parking lot, tents and emergency vehicles came into view.
Massive trucks were heading into or coming back from the flooded area. I watched as one truck pulled into the parking lot carrying people who had needed to be rescued.
Inside, I overheard conversations between those who had displaced by the flood waters. When I was getting gas for my car, I had a conversation with a woman who was visibly shaken and told me about how her dog had acted during the storms.
The City Comes Together To Help Their Neighbors
Soon, posts on social media went up from various agencies in the area. They described the quick response of not only emergency personnel, but the people of Amarillo. They summed it up by saying how great this city can be.
It was an incredible sight, and one that will stick with me for a while.
Some Areas Still Dangerous
An update that had been posted recently by APD listed all of the roads that were closed in the area. Spoiler alert; it's a really long list.
They repeat the mantra, "turn around, don't drown" several times. One, you shouldn't try to drive past the barriers into the waters. They're there for a reason. Two, you have no way of knowing just how deep that water is.
Ramps were still closed this morning off of I-40 into that area. If you have any reason to be near the flooded area at all, be safe. Fingers crossed we see the waters recede soon, so we can get back to getting back to normal.