Monday, October 3, 2022


 In Florida, the rain stopped, but the flooding hasn’t. 

King Street in St. Augustine, Fla., was submerged in floodwaters on Thursday.


Hurricane Ian has left destruction in it's path. Cutting across Florida and into the Carolinas, it has been relentless. The scenes of flooding and buildings left in rubble have been extremely sad to view. The original path was heading to my town, but then by Tuesday turned easterly and made land fall on Pine Island. There are towns with nothing left. And water everywhere. Sharks and alligators were seen swimming in the streets. More than 80 have been reported dead so far. Rescue operations are going on in Pine Island as roads and bridges were destroyed and left the people stranded.

Thank you for all who thought of us during this time. We are safe. We have power, but no internet. Clean up was taxing for my hubby, but we were able to clean up the debris from trees. I am thankful and blessed that this monster storm did not strike Tampa Bay. But feel so sorry for the destruction that Ian brought to our southerly neighbors. If you would like to help there are organizations that are stepping in.

"Let's keep the survivors in our prayers, but also looking for ways to help.  Besides the Red Cross, there are two other charities that are extremely experienced in disaster recovery work: Samaritan's Purse and Convoy of Hope.  I believe both accept volunteer help and of course donations.  Samaritan's Purse are already getting engaged with the recovery.  And Convoy of Hope is already at work as well.  For additional info on these two groups go to:

Thank you!


Allie said...

So glad you are ok! What a terrible storm. Thank you for putting the links to Samaritan's Purse - I never, ever give to Red Cross, they keep way too much of the money.