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Kopila Valley Journal

August 16, 2014

The Story of the Flood

Floods are sneaky. They start with a few drops, indistinguishable from a harmless cloudburst. Few other natural disasters can tiptoe in under the radar like a flood can – there's no gentle start to an earthquake; no one ever sees the beginning of a brushfire and thinks nothing of it.

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August 15, 2014

A Plea for Flood Relief

On Friday, August 15, 2014, the Surkhet region in Western Nepal experienced heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding, which continues to this day. Steady rain began Wednesday night and has continued almost without pause for 48 hours straight. The rivers in the region swelled to new widths with force, ripping through neighborhoods and taking out bridges & homes. The number of dead and missing is still unconfirmed, and most areas are completely without power.

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August 09, 2014

Fist Fights and Tenderness

It’s my first time mothering teenage boys and it just blows my mind; how they are so tender and sweet and kind but then one second later you look over and there they are beating each other up.

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