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Monday, October 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

We have been hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.  Just got power restored this afternoon.  Still do not have phone or Internet service.  It looks like a war zone in our area.  Trees down in roads, on houses, power poles broken, electrical wires down everywhere, flooding, water in houses, water covering roads, roads giving away, many roads blocked and impassable.  Major power outages everywhere.  Business' and homes destroyed by flood waters, people still being rescued, whole towns flooded to the point where you can drive a boat down Main Street  ... So much destruction.

Grocery store shelves are emptying either because of prolonged power outages which resulted in food spoilage or not being able to restock.  There are long, long gas lines when you can find a place that has it and the ability to pump it.  Interstate closed in several places both ways.  It is difficult for anything to get into our area or out of it.

We are exhausted but safe and well.  Our property did not sustain any major damage.

I will return to blogging when we get internet service restored.  I am keeping a daily journal about this event and I look forward to sharing it with you when I am able to return to blogging.

There are so many urgent needs, we are doing what we can to help others.  If you are of a mind please pray.

Patsi

19 comments:

  1. Oh, Patsi, my heart aches for all those affected by this hurricane. Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way!

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  2. I use to live in Fayetteville, so I have an interest in that area. I saw where Lumberton and areas south of there are in big trouble and even more trouble coming as the water continues to flow down river. Makes me so sad! I am thankful that you are prepared, have minimal damage and are able to help others. I continue to lift those affected by this huricane in prayer!

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  3. prayers going up my dear. And do take care and be safe.

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  4. Glad you are safe dear Patsy. Mimi xxx

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  5. I was getting worried kept checking in so glad you're are safe

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  6. Glad you are safe. Prayers sent your way

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  7. Have been thinking of you everyday Patsi. So glad you are safe and well. Looking forward to hearing your story.

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  8. Dear Patsi, so glad to read that you are safe. We will continue to pray for you and everyone affected by the storm. Take care xxx

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  9. You have been in my thoughts and prayers Patsy. I will continue to pray for you as you go about helping others.

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  10. glad you are safe & well, hope the danger passes soon
    hope everyone stays safe
    thanx for sharing

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  11. Prayers for your family, your home, & your town Patsi.

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  12. Patsy,
    May this very challenging situation bring the best out of people, and may eyes be opened to the comforts of truth - for His glory!
    Regards,
    Rachel Holt

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  13. Glad to read you are safe! Sending prayers your way...

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  14. Praying for you and your neighbors. Thank God for your food pantry and I can see that this crisis will lead to more ideas and opportunities to teach others your ways.

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  15. Praying. Thank you for helping others! Our DIL has been texting friends back in Florence and things are hard there with intermittent power and Little water. Some did not have food in the house when the storm struck since they did not really believe it would be a problem. I know that all you are doing is a blessing.

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  16. Thank God you are okay and that you have things in your pantry to live on.

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  17. So glad to hear that your safe and your home and property are intact.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  18. So thankful to hear that you are safe. Will be praying for you as you clean up from the storm and have opportunities to minister to others in need in the coming days and weeks.

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