If anybody wants to see the damage just go to the news because for my limited internet signal and activities I can do, I have not been able to watch any of the news you see, newspapers, facebook posts or barely anything.
After the hurricane passed I finally went to bed on Wednesday the 20st of September, to really get a good rest and in 2 hrs, to be woken up and find myself, girlfriend and parents in the middle of a nightmare, the nightmare I never wanted to be in, flooding.
I went to my parents not only to be with them since they are 75 and 80, but my mom is an stroke survivor and the reason after living in the USA for 11years, to move back and be close to her to help her out.
The area I grew up at has been always safe until that night, an engininner on a dam close to my house decided to open it because of overflowing, not advise anyone, even if they say they rang the alarms, in two days we learned that the alarms are there but not working, and without any advise everybody is getting their houses flooded up to 5 feet with black waters and let's not even speak of the smell, or the rash I have developed on my legs from walking in this waters in the middle of the night with over a hundred more people looking to put everything that could be saved in our cars and get to the highest point just waiting for the water to get to us.
We tried to break a wall, fences in order to escape without any success, so we just watched and waited.
Seeing all the other areas and everybody getting flooded was so amazing but luckly it just got to a point as close as 200 feet from us.
From there and people escaping and getting to the place I was at and hearing other people's stories and people on there roofs, learning that my best friend and his street had to be evacuated, our music studio, all the instruments, everything being lost, not being able to go help him, his wife, his kids as I am with more than a 100 people I don't know, all trying to figure out and escape from that nightmare.
I'm still so in shock, we have no electricity, water, gasoline, internet connections or wifi , the minimal signal that we get only allows to communicate with someone you love for barely minutes and the signal is gone, and this really looks like a bomb exploded around us.
I am right now being able to do this from somebody that's allowing me to use their limited signal and then I go back to the dark ages.
My workplace is gone and any other thing I can do to make money is not happenign for now, and I mean like a month from now, my bank account has gone almost to the end.
I definitely need help but not only me, is the people around me everytime I wake up, money for me and my parents to start rebuilding as soon as possible their roof or the backyard since our 40 yrd old mango tree was uprooted and destroyed our home storage, fences, patio, etc, is ok, I still look at all of that as minimal because material is material but also being able to help friends and their families in this area where they all have lost everything, from clothing, furniture , electronics to cook, for anything in the house, all their food , everything! I just feel like I'm in the middle of a dream, a long dream where all of this is happening and suddenly I will wake up and everything will look normal.
I have never asked for anything in my life and doing this really freaks me out, I've always helped and gave but not to find myself having to do something like this out of desperation I never though I will be in...
Money will always help, specially when we don't even have USPS or anything right now, probably in a week or two, so canned foods will help amazingly, bed clothing, clothing, and anything eslse that can come to mind, too.
It is very hard for me to think right now specially with the limited time I have right now to use this line...
My name is Jose Delgado and I run The Church of The Nervous System and I'm looking for help from you guys... sorry.
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