This morning as I was reading the newspaper Den brought his iphone to me
and said, "You aren't going to like this."
Then he showed me this text that had just come in from Logan:
We have been refugees for the last 15 hours
Flash floods through the camp
We were emergency evacuated
Amy and I were some of the last out
Remember, they are up on their adventure in Havasupai in Arizona.
So then I started texting with Logan and I copied it here exactly as it happened.
Logan is in red, I am in blue.
So WHERE are you now
And does this mean you are coming home early?
Or does this mean you are not coming home at all?
We don't know yet when we will be home
We slept in the church
So are you safe now??
Amy and I almost got swept away but barely got out in time. It was crazy scary.
Amy was crying and I have to cut brush out of the way to get out before
the flood swallowed us
We r safe now
Is this a joke or did this really happen?
This is not a joke I'm being totally serious
Can I put this on blog?
So I don't understand where you are now?
You can put this on the blog but make sure you mention that there are many more pictures
and details to come I will write a story for you that you can post on your blog
We are in the village which is 2 miles from the campground the campground is what flooded
So are you staying there tonight?
I don't know if we are staying the night here in the village or if we'll make it to our car today
it all depends on how many helicopter rides they can get going today
Is Amy ok now?
Amy is fine just a few blisters
I feel so bad for both of you. Are you out of danger now?
And she said she is freaking sore
Of course she is
You can only get out by helicopter?
That is our safest option. We can hike out but my hip is hurting and Amy has blisters
and the trail is really bad that I had several dead horses on it from yesterday.
There are also def trenches dugout from the flash floods in the trails.
There are also people still on the trail that were able to make it
the high ground but it was a close call some people almost got killed.
So how long before you get out of there??
we are totally safe now so there's no need to worry.
Don't feel bad for us it has been a fun adventure to say the least.
Thank you for saying that.
Probably late today at best worst case scenario thursday.
Amy and I are planning on doing something to take advantage of our time if we get out today.
We will let you know what we plan on doing maybe vegas.
The flood was rising so fast we didn't have time to take our tent sleeping pad or tarp
You may be trapped there till Thursday? Did I read that right?
Yes get out of there and go have some fun.
Correct we might not get out of the village until thursday.
But the people here running the helicopter seem to think that they can get us out today.
We will pray they can! Do you have food?
We have plenty of food more than enough.
Plus there is a store here were we can buy whatever we need.
So happy you have food. How many others slept in the church with you?
Was it the same church you attended yesterday?
And how did you sleep with no blankets?
Yes it was the same church we went to on Sunday.
We had our sleeping bags just not our pad so we slept on the severely hard floor.
In a classroom?
Chapel. It's very small.
So all 16 of you slept together in the chapel? Have you met some nice people?
Yep. Very nice.
So is it true that a crisis brings out the best in people?
Not really. But everyone has been great.
Oh :) So are most about your age?
Did you need to help anyone with injuries?
So why were you and Amy some of the last to get out? With 7 children you should have been one of the first.
And then I lost them.