Monday, September 01, 2008

Update 2

The outer strips of rain and wind are starting to make landfall on the coast. It's such a bizarre feeling, being this far away and still so emotionally involved in the event. I can't even begin to imagine how those who have evacuated and watch the storm hit their homes from afar, not knowing what they will come home to.

I'm also torn as the Weather Channel showed some fishing and shrimp boats getting ready for the storm. The owners were staying with their boats. While I really want them to get out and protect their lives, at the same time the boats are their lives. They need those boats to provide for their family, and I feel for them as they make a tough decision to be with their boats throughout the storm. The jobs are endangered enough because of the economy, losing their only boat could be devastating.

Keep watching. Keep praying.

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