Sunday, March 20, 2011

Survived the great storm

Well Sunday it STORMED here. The official high recorded wind was 115mph. The wind raged on sustained at over 70 mph for more than 12 hours. It was crazy. The whole house was shaking, the roar was so loud that we had a hard time hearing each other talk. It was unnerving at time, but I took comfort in the fact that I know our house has withstood storms like this in the past.

We had to get out to go to a baptism last night, and when we got back, the HUGE orange cargo container we have out front (which just so you can visualise if a half 18 wheeler container), had moved 6 feet! Thank God we were gone or my car would have been smashed.

This morning the winds had died down, and we headed down the mountain. On our way down we saw 2 cars with windows blown out, and a large storage shed that had blown over and rolled about 60 feet in the tundra! Apparently the walls of a bunkhouse collapsed and the guys had to be evacuated, 10 containers (18 wheeler size) were blown off the dock and into the bay, a few roofs were damaged, and some windows in buildings blown out.

Thankfully, we survived undamaged besides for a few leaks that occurred around the windows with the force of the driving rain. It was an awesome display of nature. I thank the Lord that everyone on the island is safe.

We are all doing great here, except for A. Poor thing has had a cold all last week that as of yesterday has now gone into her chest. She is coughing a wet cough and her chest is rattling. I need to take her into the clinic tomorrow to get checked out. I need her well since we leave this Friday to head to Shreveport! I can not wait to see my mom and feel warmth again!!!

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