Wednesday life was normal. I got up, ate breakfast, went to school, came home did homework, ate dinner, brushed my teeth and went to bed.
Wednesday life was normal. I got up, ate breakfast, went to school, came home did homework, ate dinner, brushed my teeth and went to bed. It had been raining for a couple of days, and I didn’t think anything was different.
Thursday, I woke up, and panicked because I thought I was late for school. I didn’t realize school had been canceled for the day because there was already flooding happening. Throughout the day, I looked out the window, and watched water flood my front and backyard. My family and I watched the news in between power outages. I was worried that the flooding would get closer to our house, and we would have to evacuate.
We never did have to evacuate, but there was a lot of water and damage in my neighborhood.
One of my favorite places in my neighborhood was the Kanemoto activity pool. My family and I would walk to swim there. I was devastated when I walked by and saw it gone.
The pool used to sit far away from the creek, now it is on the edge of the creek. On one side of the pool was a grassy area with a tent for families to eat lunch, sit or watch their kids swim. Now it’s not there anymore. There were stairs made out of rock that led to the slide, now it is hanging off the ledge. The edge of the pool that tells you how deep it is, now is in the creek. The fence that used to be surrounding the pool is still connected but half is in the creek. With all the damage, I don’t think I will ever be able to swim at Kanemoto again.