Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Entry #5

First off, we lost power last night in the middle of the night.  We thought we would, so we were prepared.  We know it will be the first part of next week before there is even a chance of it being restored … likely longer.

The rain and wind has been relentless … all day long!  It has rained straight, sideways and every direction you could think of all day.  It's been a nasty day, strong winds (70 mph sustained and 90 gusting), swaying and twisting trees and trees stripped of their leaves.

The wind has been so strong that it even rang our big cast iron farm bell more than once!  It also stripped our okra stalks of their leaves in the garden! 

Our yard is full of leaves and debris.

Our green house sustained some damage today.

The forecast is heavy rain all day tomorrow and tomorrow night (20 - 30 inches total).  Water is starting to pond in several places.  

The local meteorologist said that the flooding could be worse than what we had with Hurricane Matthew 2 years ago.  Our area was devastated then, so this is a scary thought!

Our cell phone carrier sent a message today saying that they are giving free text and data to those in the affected area through the 17th.  We were glad to hear that!

We are fine!  We are blessed!  Thank you for your continued prayers!

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  1. Keeping you and all in my thoughts and prayers.....may the peace of the Lord be with you.

  2. Glad to hear that you are okay. I can't imagine the farm bell ringing! We have one too and it sure is heavy. The eye is projected to go right over us at this point which means our impact will actually be less but come what may we are ready. We will continue to pray.

  3. So glad all is well. We are having some harder wind and our lights have flickered several times today. God is good!!!

  4. Thanks for your update, Patsy. I have been hanging out for one and am praying for your protection.

  5. Patsy glad to hear you and okay and continued prayers from us will be with your family and everyone in the storms path.

    That is indeed strong winds to ring a large cast iron bell, that is scary :( .

    Stay safe and indoors until the weather subsides.

    Sewingcreations15 (Lorna).

  6. I've been checking in almost every hour on the hour hoping to hear some news. I knew there wouldn't be a lot of communication, but kept checking just in case. Glad to know that so far things are as good as they can be. Take care. Still praying!

  7. Just letting you know here in Kentucky lots of thoughts/prayers coming your way. We support the Church of Christ effort & glad you heard assuring news from them early. Despite the angry weather, I do appreciate & intently follow your updated posts I started reading 2 days ago.

  8. So glad you are safe so far. Thanks for updating when you can. Praying for you and your family.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I watched a little coverage from the storm on tv, and it looks very bad. I'm sorry. I will pray that you come through just fine. I'm glad you have a lot of things in place to weather this storm.

  10. Continuing to think of you and asking for your protection.

  11. Thanks for letting us know you are OK. Praying for all of you.

  12. Praying even now for safety for all. May you feel the peace that passes all understanding throughout.

  13. Just finished catching up. It was four days without power here last year when the Hurricane hit the coasts. Thankfully my freezer was filled to the brim and I lost very little in it.

    I learned, while spending two months in a rehab hospital recovering from a car accident, to wash my hair, bathe and shave in a hospital basin. I did this every night with a bedside water pitcher of hot water and one of warm water which the nurses kindly drew for me. I too hate having dirty hair! lol I still will take a bath in that manner now and then just to keep in practice at keeping clean while using as little water as possible. It came in terribly handy last year when it was so warm after the storms passed and there was no running water or AC.


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