Storm Damage

Hello World

I love my connectivity to the world.

But I have lost it for a short time.

We have been hit and hit pretty hard by devastating storms.  More than 500,000 people are without electric service in our state alone.  I can’t even get the news to be able to see what is going on.

But I have a short window to get a blog out!

Priorities you know.

It is one of the hottest days of the year.  We were hit yesterday.   I have seen houses and cars crushed.  I have not heard of anyone being hurt directly by the storms …. yet.

They are saying it will be anywhere from 5 to 7 days to get every one connected.

Nursing homes are without power, but have to have generators for life supporting equipment.  But that puts a lot of the elderly at risk of the heat.

Some people don’t have water because they depend on electric for their pumps.

I have heard sirens on and off since yesterday.

It’s wonderful to see gangs of people helping one another.  The word “gang” having an entirely new meaning.

I don’t want anyone to think I’ve no interest in your wise and funny words.  I do.  I just can’t get to them!

If you believe in prayer please say a prayer for those affected by the storms, and the heat and the lack of water.   Worse things have happened.  But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a difficult time for many.

Some houses are split right down the middle.  Some electrical lines have trapped people in their cars for hours.

Please be safe everyone.

I hope when I get home I have electric.  But I don’t expect it for many days.

I look forward to the HUNDREDS of blogs I will have waiting for me by then!





19 thoughts on “Storm Damage

  1. Thinking about you and so many others Colleen! Prayers are being said. Wish we were closer so we could help. Our community went through a tornado (of all things) two years ago and while it did a lot of damage, it pulled the residents together and showed how much love there is in our small town. Churches opened it doors and provided food, water; business provided laundry and other services without charging a dime. It’s times like this when you find out ‘the stuff’ people are made of. Hang in there friend and keep us updated as best you can. Sending love and blessings to you and all those dealing with the aftermath. XO


    • Thank you so much Marsha. It has been a learning experience I will say! There is a lot of help and a lot of offers of help. This is wonderful to see!!!! I will get more information out to people when I get service. THANK YOU! 🙂


    • 😦 it sure does. We have/had access to nothing. Couldn’t leave the house unlocked (have a door open to get limited service to refrigerator). I know. We suck!


    • Thank you Mustang. We still don’t have power. Everyone is “safe” but very hot. I think there are some of us in for a very long haul. Thank you for your concern. 🙂


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