Storm Stories: Praying for the East Coast

October 29, 2012
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Let’s all keep the people in our prayers over these next few days who are dealing with the severe weather, including wind, wind driven rain, flooding, blizzard, and snow.  This storm is frightening to watch from hundreds of miles away, so you can only imagine how awful it must be for those who are living through it.

The worst weather I’ve experienced have been a massive ice storm and the flooding of 2010 right here in LaVergne.  During the ice storm, you could walk outside and listen to branches snapping and trees falling.  Then in May two and a half years ago, water was halfway up our yard approaching the front porch before the rain finally stopped.  We were the very lucky ones.  Do you have any storm stories to share?  What’s the worst storm you experienced?

Would you be ready in a weather emergency?

  • Make sure you have enough food stocked up, particularly food that doesn’t require heat if power goes out.
  • Fresh water! Have it!
  • If you take medicine, make sure you have a good supply saved and it wouldn’t hurt to put your meds in a ziploc bag.
  • Have flashlights, candles, and extra batteries.
  • If you are asked to evacuate, do so.  These recommendations are not made lightly, ever. So if severe weather is approaching come up with an evacuation plan in advance. Take your family or friend up on their offer to let you stay.
  • Don’t forget your pets! Make sure they have a place to go, too. Or take them with you, if possible.

Please share your tips and weather stories, LaVergne. And again, our prayers to the people now living through this horrible weather.

Photo from Facebook by Bobby Ray Hendrix.

One Response to Storm Stories: Praying for the East Coast

  1. October 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    My experience is floods, tornadoes, winter storms and earthquakes. I do want to put it out there that if your looking for information about how a specific town is doing during this storm I might be able to find SOME information. There are no promises that A) all info will be correct and b) not all info maybe complete but I can try.

    If you have lost contact with love ones and want to try to get a message to someone please follow the link below for the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network, click on the link for Health and Welfare Information Request and fill out a message form. They MIGHT be able to make contact. http://www.satern.org

    Another resource is the American Red Cross Safe and Well listings at http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

    I hope all your families are safe!

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