Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Entry #2

Today was another day of errands and wrapping things up away from home.  There is so much going on in our area right now.
Traffic keeps getting heavier and heavier on the evacuation route that goes through our area.
Officials are warning everyone to have all their preparations in place by tonight.

I talked to a few people today while out getting my allergy shots that had not even begun to start preparing and to another person who didn’t even know where to begin or what to do.  I didn’t even know how to respond to that statement!
My husband went out helping another family with hurricane preps only to discover that several gas stations in town were out of gas.  We know of another person that waited in line at a gas station for an hour and a half before getting up to the pump.  
We were also notified that the local Walmart was closing tonight and would not reopen until this is over. Things are getting real, real fast!
I started charging up our electronics today, got all the bills paid in advance that I could and started on ‘battening down the hatches’ here at home.
My husband went to get propane tanks filled and was surprised to find that due to the hurricane, the company was charging a reduced price for refills!  What a pleasant surprise that was!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all companies did that instead of raising their prices?  I have asked God to bless this company abundantly!
I heard about another company (on the local news) that is giving away free plywood to residents for use in boarding up their houses that are in the path of hurricane Florence.  What a wonderful thing to do!  I have asked God to abundantly bless this company too!

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are supposed to start coming in tomorrow evening and we keep being told that this will be a catastrophic hurricane and to prepare accordingly.  The officials also keep telling us to prepare to be without electricity/power for several weeks!
Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of concern and prayers, it means a lot to us to know that there are a lot of people who have our backs and are lifting us up in prayer during this stressful time.  (Please know that I read each and every comment but because of time constraints right now I'm not able to respond to them.)
Until next time …
A Working Pantry

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  1. Thinking and praying for you all Patsy :).

    Good to hear there are companies helping and blessing others in a crisis. Hopefully the storm turns away from the coastline and the damage is minimal. The storm predictions are not good.

    Sewingcreations15 (Lorna)

  2. We have been working hard on hurricane preparations, too. That is wonderful that a company was giving away plywood! Unfortunately, we just have tape for our windows, but I think we will be okay with that.

    Continued prayers for you!

  3. God bless and may He spare your area. Prayers that the storm turns back at sea. Please stay safe my friend, and check in when you can.

  4. The 5 PM update sure was a game changer for us. Now that It could come all the way inland to us we are in high gear. We went out for camp fuel for our camp stove but is seemed as though no one had heard the update on the track. We may pack the camper tomorrow so that we can bug out of need be. We will at least fill our water tanks since we can shower in there and even sleep with the generator running for the A/C if it is too hot. I have heard that RV owners are opening up their yards for others with RVs and airBNB is offering free accommodations for evacuees in select cities. It is wonderful to hear that people are pulling together to help each other in this crisis.

  5. I am praying for you all, Patsy. I have a friend in Raleigh so I hope she will be okay. Another friend has a granddaughter in Wilmington who lives with her Dad and apparently they have chosen not to evacuate. It is a scary time. Thank goodness you are as prepared as you can be. Big hugs from Australia.

  6. Thank you for these updates, Patsy. I pray for you and your husband's safety, and for the safety of all who are in the path of Florence.

  7. Sending you and your loved ones all my love. It must be a relief to be so well prepared beforehand, instead of rushing around. How wonderful that there are companies helping; hopefully that continues after the storm as well.

    Be safe, friends!

  8. I pled the blood of Jesus over you and your husband. I pray God sends his angels to guard and protect you and your home and property during this hurricane. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

  9. This is not a drill. So grateful you are prepared. Your family is in my


  10. I will be praying for you to be safe. Thank goodness you are prepared. I hope others are too because it sounds like you will need them. I am glad some businesses are being good stewards and helping the community instead of only thinking of their wallets. Stay safe.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  12. Praying for safety through it all. So glad you are prepared. Cindy from Alabama


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