Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Entry #10


Today I want to share what the aftermath of a hurricane looks like for the people who are living it …
Waiting in long lines to get gasoline to run your vehicle or to keep your generator going until your power can be restored …
Living in damaged houses because you have nowhere else to go …
Seeing your house underwater and not able to even get to it …

Wondering how you will survive and where you will live until you can file the needed insurance papers and get a settlement to start over or make needed repairs …

Working to salvage what you can while trying to keep your emotions under control …

Waiting and wondering if you will qualify for FEMA aid …

Staying in an overcrowded house with friends or relatives because you have nowhere else to go …

Dealing with heat, humidity,  insects and snakes …

Being happy that a grocery store is finally back open only to realize once you get in the store that there is little to choose from …

Wondering how you're going to pay for all the extra things you need NOW whether you’ve lost everything or have extra people staying at your house that you need to feed/care for, etc …
Trying to keep up with the latest road closures so you can figure out a way to get to where you need to go …
Trying to keep up with the latest flooding info because the last thing you want is to get stranded somewhere and not be able to get back home …
Watching out for those who would do you harm and take advantage of the situation …
These are just some of the things people in our area are experiencing right now … please pray for them.


Today, we got another trailer load of emergency supplies, this time from Brooks Avenue Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC.  It is currently being distributed to those who have suffered loss or are helping care for those who have suffered loss.
Today another dam broke in another nearby town and flooded it.
Flooding continues as several rivers have not crested yet.
People have started trying to get back to their homes and closed roads are not making it easy.  What would normally be a 2 - 3 hour drive can take up to 8 hours or more under the current conditions. When we learn of someone starting home we keep them in our prayers until they get home.   
We are fine!  We are blessed!
Thank you for your continued prayers.

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


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5 comments:

  1. I talked to a friend near you today and she said that it is the same in her area. Thankfully they are not flooded but she related much of what you said about her community. She teaches at a Christian school and a senior in that school was hit in the head by a falling tree limb on Friday. The Medivac helicopter could not fly him to Charlotte because of the wind so they had to take him by ambulance. He has a brain bleed on top of a skull fracture so anyone reading please pray for this young man.

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    1. Lana, I will add him to my prayer list. This is so sad.

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  2. Goodness me, Patsy...that reminds me of the floods we had in 2011. So many houses were destroyed. I will continue to pray that help will be available to everyone soon and that the roads will be open. Big hugs.

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  3. Thank goodness for people like you who are prepared and can help.

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