Saturday, August 27, 2011
GREAT NEWS!! The hurricane turned to the north to miss Florida by 250 miles. When you consider that the hurricane is almost 300 miles across we were so lucky to be missed. I have been praying since we saw Irene as a tropical storm. We have watched the warnings so closely. The president in his emails has asked the missionaries to be prepared with their cars filled with gas and to have enough food and water to last for 3 to 5 days during the hurricane season. We were prepared to evacuate the missionaries if needed. When it became obvious that we would be missed completely we all breathed a sigh of relief. We had a small amount of wind and just minor rain. We are all praying for the east coast from North Carolina to New Hampshire. I'm sure you have all been watching the weather and know all this. We are praying for them. There was a death in Florida due to the hurricane. We have had warnings to stay off the beaches and out of the water. The rip tides and huge waves are problems. It was reported on the news that someone had drowned on Cocoa Beach. I am so thankful that our area was out of harms way. Thank you for all your prayers.