Tuesday, October 11, 2016

storm aftermath

I have hesitated sending fishing reports, because there are more important things going on out there than fishing.   Downstream of the coastal plain where the rivers are wide and slow, the floodwaters have room to spread out without doing much damage.   Upstream from New Bern, Washington and other coastal cities sitting on the banks of these narrower parts of the rivers, their troubles are far from over.   Here, the river has nowhere to go but out of its banks and too often into people's homes and businesses.   No matter if it is a few inches or a few feet of water, everything that it touches is pretty much destroyed.  
Although many of us came out of this unscathed, complaining about the loss of a few hours of comfort until the power comes on, there are too many who are devastated and have weeks of clean up ahead of them.