Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Katrina Comes To Shore With Fury

Katrina was expected to hit New Orleans full force. But, instead, it went a little east, hitting the outer edges and the shores of Mississippi and Alabama. But, even though it didn't hit New Orleans directly, New Orleans is experiencing lots of damage and flooding from levees which have loosed the water into the city, which is already below sea level. And, the pumps aren't working quickly enough to remove the water.

In Mississippi, the devastation is unbelievable! Mississippi's governor says the death toll could be between 50 and 80 in the coastal areas.

The mayor of Biloxi, Miss., said, "This is our tsunami." Rescue teams are preparing to head into neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina to search for survivors and the dead.

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said she fears the loss of life won't be limited. She said 200 people have been rescued in boats from rooftops, attics and other locations around the New Orleans area. She said rescuers are sawing through roofs to get to people in attics, and other stranded residents have been swimming to rescue boats.

Thousands of people took refuge in the Superdome of New Orleans. Now, they are wanting out, but unable to get out, due to the conditions in the city. But, they say the bathrooms are dirty, the roof is leaking, and their food is running out. But one woman put it all in perspective:
She said if the facility hadn't been opened, there would have been "a lot of people floating down the river."

Georgia has been hit hard with heavy rain, high winds, and tornadoes. At least 3 counties has lots of damaged homes, due to storms.

Alabama has state wide power outages, but my family was spared any damage or power outage. But, as I told someone this morning, 'but by the grace of God, there go I'. All of us, who escaped the damage of the hurricane/storm owe it all to the mercy and grace of our Lord.

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