Last week I was on vacation in Virginia when the rain hit.  At first it sounded like the showers were welcome relief from the heat, but of course that welcome wore out very very quickly.  I feel guilty I wasn't here to offer assistance to friends, neighbors and strangers.  And as a member of the media since college, I feel badly I wasn't here to report news and information during a disaster most of us thought we'd never see in our lifetime.

My thoughts are with everyone impacted by the flood and hopefully in addition to making a financial contribution, I can do more.  As soon as the calls go out for volunteers to help rebuild our neighborhoods, I will be there.  Maybe we can work together.