Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nature's Fury {100 Themes}

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:6-8, KJV.

I know there hasn't been a whole lot of national coverage of the catastrophic flooding currently occurring in south Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, so you may not have even heard about it. Let me tell you, though, it is devastating!

Basically, it began raining near the beginning of August, then about a week ago, it began raining torrentially, causing flash flooding. Major interstates were closed; serious damage has been done to many roads. Motorists were stranded on the interstate for hours! 

We have family, friends, former schoolmates who live in the most-affected areas. It truly makes one feel helpless!

I will share just a little of the coverage I have gleaned from the internet, mainly pictures and videos. Here is a YouTube playlist I compiled:

This was taken at our house:
Fortunately, our house is on a hill, so the house is fine! No water in it at all!

This is the Bass Pro Shop in Denham Springs:
Unfathomable, isn't it? 
Here is a look at the rainfall stats, as recorded on August 13, I believe:
My husband lived in Watson before we were married (Remember? Hurricane Gustav dropped a huge oak tree on his double-wide mobile home!) 

Gloster is the town my oldest son lived in before he moved to Florida last spring. A nearby town, Crosby, was nearly totally evacuated. 

Here is another video, from a road heading out of the town where our house is:
You will also want to see this Flipgram, which was shared on Facebook.

I hope this will help make you a little more aware of what is going on in our little corner of the world. Please pray for the people of south Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. It is being called a 1000-year flood. 

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