The Sun-Gazette last week ran an update of those affected by historic flooding locally six months ago.
It was a mixed bag of people still struggling to get over the damage and back in their homes, people who are bouncing back quite nicely and people benefitting from the Federal Emergency Management Agency recovery program.
But the lasting picture is one of many people still struggling from this flooding, which was historically lethal in some parts of our region.
So this is not over.
What happened in the immediate aftermath of the flooding was a testimony to the giving, caring people who live in this area. The human losses could have been great and the toll on victims, psychological and otherwise, could have been much worse without the individuals and groups who did wonderful things following the flood.
But anyone who has traveled to the flood-affected areas lately would see that much work is still to be done and lives are still very much interrupted.
It is human nature for the pain and consciousness of this tragedy to fade somewhat over the months and the giving and caring to flag somewhat. There is nothing to be ashamed of from that standpoint.
But be reminded, help is still needed in multiple forms. If you can give that help in anyway, you should if you are so moved.
Helping in this flood recovery hasn't gone out of style in six months.