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Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820438] Tue, 05 September 2017 20:51 Go to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Now we have Irma.

Dh just called his stepfather in Puerto Rico, and also checked in with his cousin and his elderly aunt.

Next, he needs to call his brother-in-law and all his cousins in Florida.

Jamie, what are they saying about your area?

Anyone else in the path of this storm?

Please join me in praying for all those in danger.


Lisa T.
Re: Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820439 is a reply to message #820438 ] Wed, 06 September 2017 09:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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After our flooding in March, I am much more sensitive to the plight of those in the hurricanes' path. I'm praying, but then I have to avoid the news. It is too soon after our own problems and triggers feelings of panic in me. I can't imagine living in an area where you deal with a "storm season" every year. Once was enough for me.


In Him--Tracy
Re: Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820449 is a reply to message #820438 ] Thu, 07 September 2017 04:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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Last I heard, we're now looking at Sunday for a hit (earlier this week we were told Saturday), but of course we'll start feeling the bands Thursday night, or Friday.

I am in NE Florida (Jacksonville), and here we have seen a mix of indifference (because we constantly get threats but rarely have landfall) and people hoarding, running scared. It's difficult not to ping pong through it. The size of this thing is massive...there was some report that came out showing the literal size, and I think it sent many into a panic. They thought the little spinning icon used for hurricane charts was the equivalency.

Evacuation is going to be very difficult for the people to the south of us, and those deciding last minute. Florida really does NOT have a road system to support wide spread evacuations, and with gas this far north already being a problem...not to mention food and water...and then adding driving in bad weather, panicked people full of "me first" ... there are going to be accidents and the chain reactions.

I'll be honest, I am probably not as prepared as I should be...we don't have a strong radio to use after the fact. We lost one of our flashlights, so we don't have one for every person. We have lots of "if the power goes out" food, and enough water to last us a couple of days - but money is really severely low, and that scares me. On Friday I'm pulling things inside to keep them flying and then rolling up towels to line the windows.

Schools are closing half day today (Thursday) and closed tomorrow. Many of our neighbors are taking off or are voicing their desires to leave on Friday. Some are actually waiting for Monday, sitting out the storm here to make sure their property is ok, but recooping with a/c and hot showers out of town once they know their homes are secure from flood damage.

We're seeing our gas run out now, frankly. Water is difficult to find in stores as well as bread. We're preparing people to know their flood zones and to plan accordingly. We've not been told to evacuate as of yet, but to prepare. My family will not be one of the ones to evacuate, but incase damnation hits fully, I have things ready to toss into the car and travel - Franklin will have to stay behind as an LEO...and that lessens my desire to leave. Our neighborhood is getting hot under the collar as well, and I expect criminal activity to break out if we lose power again like we did with Hurricane Matthew. That frightens me more, frankly. Our building is on a completely different grid than the entire neighborhood, so we will be last (it was four day's difference) in having power restored.

There are two other Hurricanes out there now, with Irma passing to the North of Eastern Dominican Republic as I type this morning around 4:30ish.

[Updated on: Thu, 07 September 2017 04:53]


Peace
Re: Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820455 is a reply to message #820438 ] Fri, 08 September 2017 18:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Jamie, the news reports really look terrifying.

I will be keeping you in prayer. Please update as you are able this weekend.

Dh's cousin in Punta Gorda is staying put. Haven't heard yet from the one in Miami. His brother-in-law has already gone north.

[Updated on: Fri, 08 September 2017 19:19]


Lisa T.
Re: Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820476 is a reply to message #820438 ] Mon, 11 September 2017 10:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Tia in Miami went to stay with her dd (dh's cousin) in Punta Gorda.

They weathered the storm OK!

Father-in-law called on Saturday to report that he was OK. Cousins and elderly tia on the coast are OK too.

Brother-in-law went north a week before the storm.

No significant property damage as far as I know.

Thank the Lord for His shelter and mercy.


Lisa T.
Re: Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820477 is a reply to message #820438 ] Mon, 11 September 2017 12:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PamE
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That's great news, Lisa! I'm so glad you heard from them all and that they made it safe through the storm.


I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~Phil 3:13-14~
Re: Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820503 is a reply to message #820477 ] Fri, 15 September 2017 22:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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I have been crazy busy working on what they call hurricane edit rules for the company I work for...anyone for that hurricane who has claims in generally FL, PR and US VI between the storms dates will be able to not pay copay, no deductible, paid at 100% for their emergency room visits. Many of the companies we insure have similar temporary rules or people can self identify when they call in, to get the same coverage for several areas, hurricanes, and also the wildfires....just so many natural disasters...I have been praying....so hard.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: Because Harvey was not enough... [message #820525 is a reply to message #820438 ] Wed, 20 September 2017 10:32 Go to previous message
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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Some homes and businesses are still without power. Please pray for business owners. Some of them are stretched very thin.


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

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