After the Storm

After the Storm

Hello Everyone,
Thankfully we all survived Hurricane Sandy, and we can thank God that there was much less devastation than was predicted. As you know we were expecting the storm to come here with at least tropical storm force winds sometime on Tuesday. Luckily after making landfall along the Delaware/NJ coast the part of the storm that eventually headed for us, lost much of its energy and thankfully pushed out west of Altoona. The worst of what we have seen around here are the few who are still without power, some of us who might still be dealing with water in out basements, and those who are going to have to deal with the few downed trees. But we are very lucky and we have been spared what could have been a real mess here in the middle of PA.

Please remember that there are many people who were not as fortunate as we were. Though the eye of the storm seemed to break up once it made landfall, the northern regions of the storm dumped a lot of water and caused a tremendous storm surge in Delaware, New Jersey, and in New York. You may have seen images of the flooding in places like Ocean City and Atlantic City. Lots of the coast is without power. Transit along the northeastern corridor has greatly been limited because many tunnels are flooded and bridges have to be inspected.

Though we are thankful that there wasn't more loss of life, this morning CNN was reporting that 108 people were killed because of this storm from the Caribbean to Canada.

So please keep our brothers and sisters along the coast and in NY in your prayers as they adjust to the new realities that have been imposed by the storm. Please pray that those who did lose loved ones are comforted by our Lord Jesus. Please remember that we have been blessed and have been spared something that could have been much worse.

May God bless you and keep you
Pr. Mike

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