It was August 12th of last year and little did I know that day would change my life in such a drastic way. It was the first Friday of the first full week of school and I woke up to rain pounding on my window. After i got up and got dressed i went into the dining room and learned that school was cancelled and there was a massive rain storm on the way to my hometown. My dad was the most prepared because he had been through the flood of 89. We started getting everything off the floor and preparing our upstairs for us to sleep for the next few days. We ended up spending four days in our upstairs and the next six months with our relatives.Now a year later some families are still not in their homes, including mine. The flood has opened my eyes and made me realize that sometimes life throws you challenges that take everything from you but you can still overcome it. Overall the flood was a devastating experience for our community but it also made the people of Livingston stronger.