"Humans of the Water" is a Facebook page dedicated to showing the faces and telling the stories of those who are being affected by the recent floods.

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When I was sent the link, I didn't know what to expect. Upon looking at the first few photographs, the psychological depth of the tragedy became apparent: people look like they are feeling hopeless, lost, torn, broken. But when you read the post, you learn that many of the victims are feeling optimistic, determined, thankful (for their health), and proud (of the way their community supports one another).

Facebook/Humans of the Water

Among the faces: old, young, married, single, Asian, black, white, sick. All who have lost something very dear, but not the will to carry on.

Facebook/Humans of the Water

Many people outside of our area have no clue what we are going through.  They've seen a few blurbs about the flooding on the evening news, but nothing more.  I think that this Facebook page would really open their eyes as to what we, as a state, are going through.

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