Hurricane Ike Aftermath

It’s finally over. Ike is gone. However, the after effects will be with us for months. Ike is responsible for at least 37 deaths. Cities like Houston may take months to recover. Though half million customers have had their power restored, 1.7 Million Texans are still without power.

Thankfully, I was able to speak with my BFF Sharen Watson. She and her family all came through without damage to their homes. However, they are without power and commerce is at a standstill because of it. Essential services are operating on generators. Folks are waiting in long lines to get gas and they are limiting patrons in the grocery store to prevent theft. Sharen reports that neighbors are pitching in to help each other and there is a real sense of community. She fears that everyone will get grumpy as temperatures are expected to be in the nineties tomorrow. Tree’s are down throughout the city and it looks as if it’s been through a war.

Please continue to pray for those who are in affected cities and if you were within the storms reach, please check in and let me know how you fared.

Top photo by Tonya Vander.
Above shot, Sharen Watson at the Broadmore 2/08.

5 thoughts on “Hurricane Ike Aftermath

  1. I haven’t been able to get a hold of Sharen for the past few days. I imagine that it’s increasingly difficult to give and receive calls. Sharen and Ray may have decided to leave until the power comes back.Heather – this shot was taken at the Broadmore. The statue is a brass dog.

The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. - Psalm 34:19

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