Pray For New Orleans

Gustav is now predicted to top out as a Category 3 Hurricane

Hurricane Gustav is predicted to make landfall today near New Orleans. I think we can all remember the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina just three short years ago. I met a man today on the bus to the put-in on the Nantahala River in North Carolina whose aunt lives in Metairie, LA, and who still has not yet finished rebuilding from the devastation of Katrina. Now here comes Gustav. Mercifully, Gustav is predicted to top out now as a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph.

Pray for all those evacuating the Gulf Coast.
Pray for all those who have lost everything once from Katrina.
Pray for all those who are about to lose everything again from Gustav.
Pray for New Orleans.
Pray that the levees hold.
Pray for our country.

I know that we care about what's happening in South Ossetia. I know we all care about Human Rights in Tibet. I know we all care about Darfur and flooding in Bangladesh and this earthquake and that genocide. But charity begins at home.

Thanks for reading.

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Daisy said...

I am so worried about all the people and animals who will be affected by Gustav, and they are in my thoughts today.

September 01, 2008 8:53 AM
crazy working mom said...

My thoughts and prayers are definitely going out to those in the line of the storm. It looks like here in Arkansas we'll get a lot of rain and possibly tornadoes, but hopefully just rain! We've got a lot of evacuees here.

September 01, 2008 10:40 AM
Amy Lilley Designs said...

praying, praying, praying....

September 01, 2008 10:52 AM
Ken Armstrong said...

Well said. I'm just hearing downgrade to Cat 2 - I hope that's right.

Even from my distance we hold a good thought for all the good folk in the path of the storm.

Stay safe.

September 01, 2008 11:26 AM
Liquid said...

We have only been back in our home for about a year after Katrina. No help from FEMA. About $25,000.00, out of pocket, to repair and keep our home. We had no insurance at the time since the home we inherited was still in Probate Court.
Yadda Yadda Yadda.

Appreciate all the prayers going out to those of us down here.

Much love to you all.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day!



September 01, 2008 12:04 PM
Mariuca said...

I'm praying for all, esp my friend Bobby who lost everything in Katrina and is now preparing for this hurricane! :)

September 01, 2008 4:28 PM
CyberCelt said...

God bless you for thinking of them. I have been watching the news for a week, thinking, "Oh, please God, not New Orleans." It sure seems those people have had their share of disaster.

September 02, 2008 3:05 AM
Jackie said...

The weather has really gone to pot.

Was pleased to see on the news this morning that with better planning, evacuation and the hurricane not being as bad as expected things have turned out quite well this time around.

We have landed up with a dreadful coastal storm plus major fires all over South Africa this week. The devastation of farms on top of the high fuel prices is drastic in an economy where the majority live below the bread line.

September 02, 2008 5:48 AM

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