Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Entry #9

Our power was restored last evening; I cannot even begin to tell you how good that felt!
We checked with the twin’s mommie and since their power had also been restored, we took them home.

If you’ve been following along with the pictures I’ve been sharing on Facebook you’ve seen the devastation this area is facing.  Clean-up is going to take a very long time.

Flood waters are still rising and officials are telling you if you leave your safe area, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to get back in once you leave.  We are still under flood warnings.
We are being told that rivers should start cresting sometime mid-week; once that happens the waters will start to recede.

Mail service is supposed to resume tomorrow.
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief trucks are scheduled to start rolling into our area the end of the week.  We are gearing up to help in the distribution of the contents of those trucks.
We are receiving calls and texts numerous times a day from those outside the area wanting to find a way in to bring supplies.  This afternoon this trailer load of supplies got into us from the Grant Street Church of Christ in Decatur, AL and is in the process of being distributed.

We were able to get into town this afternoon and were delighted to see that the flood waters were beginning to recede.   There was one gas station open and 2 grocery stores.
Unfortunately, we also saw a fight break-out between occupants of 2 vehicles at a fast food place that ended with police involvement.  It was quite scary! People are on edge!
After we got home we learned that a berm (a raised barrier separating two areas) had been compromised in a town about 25 minutes from us and that water was flowing into the town again.  It was already majorly flooded.
Over the next several days we will be busy helping get supplies into the area and distributing them to those who need them so I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for blogging.

Thank you for all your care, concern and prayers, they mean so much to us.

We are fine!  We are blessed!

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

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  1. Continuing to pray for all those effected by flooding. Bless you both for your help to those in need.

  2. Continuing to pray for those who are in areas that were effected by flooding.

    Bless you Patsy for helping to distribute much needed food and supplies to others in need, there is not enough volunteers such as yourselves :).


  3. Thank you for the update once again, Patsy. I will have to take a look on Facebook and see the photos you have posted there.

  4. Yay for you getting power restored. Fingers crossed my sister gets hers today. A few places were open in Burgaw yesterday, so they were able to get food and gas. My family in Harrells even saw power trucks come rolling through. Prayers that these flood waters recede quickly and people can start assessing the damage and repairing and rebuilding their lives.

  5. Glad you are OK and power is back on. Good luck.

  6. Glad to hear that you are safe and hope that the rains stop and the waters recede in all other areas very soon. Good luck with the distribution efforts and stay safe.


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