Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Where Do I Start ...

Before I start on this post I want to thank Sandra S. for her very generous donation.  Thank you!  Thank you!   Thank you!  

We finally have Internet service back ... I have missed blogging but with everything that has happened the last 4 days I truly don't know when I would have had time.

I have learned so much ...

I have much to share ...

But I need a little more time to process it all ...

So, I'm going to share a few pictures that will hopefully set the stage for my future post ...

These pictures were taken in the neighborhood where I live the morning after hurricane Matthew blew through ...

This is a small sample of what 100+ mile per hour wind and torrential rain did to our little community ... (little did we know, it was only the beginning)




one of two trees that fell across the road we live on totally blocking it ...


trees that brought power lines down ... (this is one of many reasons we lost power)


 a leaning power pole ... another tree down ... in the road ...


a broken and leaning power pole ... a tree had already been cut and removed from the road ...


more downed trees ...


and more downed trees ...


how would you like to wake up to this in your yard ...


this was a neighbor's yard ...

This is just a small sampling, there were trees down on people's houses, in their yards and in surrounding woods. Out buildings were blown down.  There was water standing in yards, across roads and sadly ... in houses.  This was all within the little community where we live.  At this point we had no idea how widespread the damage was and that it was much worse in places that were not so far away.

The sun was shinning and it was a beautiful day ... except for all the destruction!

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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6 comments:

  1. Oh Patsi, there are no words to describe how badly I feel for everyone that had damage and especially for the lives lost.

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  2. Patsy I am so sorry you and everyone else had to go through this. Living in Kansas I have seen how destructive Mother Nature can be. With a hurricane and the flooding it brings, it can be more wide spread than a tornado. My prayers continue for you and everyone else. Paula in Lances

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  3. Glad you guys are ok. We are still without power and not expecting it until Friday. Thankfully we have a generator and plenty of food!

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  4. I am so sorry that you have had to go through this situation. May God bless you all.

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  5. I'm glad you are safe. I did pray for you, specifically, as well as the entire group of people who might be affected by this hurricane. I'm sure your storage supply will make all the difference in comfort vs. surviving. I'm glad you have it and can see where you probably do have a ton more ideas of what you are going to store in the future, and what you might have used more of.

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  6. I am so sorry Patsi. I have been praying for you and your region. Pastor Jonathan Stockstill or his staff may be able to point you in the right direction. They are at Bethaney church Baton Rogue. They have been walking the flooding and devastation path for a little while. They look like they are making some headway. Pastor Jonathan Stockstill and Bethaney are on Facebook. They might be able to point you in the right direction. I pray the lord gives you wisdom and comfort.
    Much love,
    Patti

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