It is unusual to hear from me on a Saturday but the events of the last 24 hours have been significant. Some of you may not be aware that I live about 75 miles away from Galveston (the coast of Texas.) Overnight the coast of Texas has been hit by a Cat 4 hurricane the worst storm in the last twelve years. What makes this worse, is that we are facing deluges of water and flooding. This storm is said to be stalling upon us for the next 3-5 days bringing over 3ft water. Being August and the peak of the summer heat, you can imagine the ground is harder than granite, and a barrage of water will not be warmly received. We are fortunate, just enough inland to not have received much of the heavy winds just the water. We still have power but the devastation being faced in Corpus Christie, Galveston and along the coast is unimaginable. We did get some notice of this natural disaster, and many were evacuated. We were told to prepare, schools and offices were closed yesterday and look to be for the distant future; until we have a better understanding of how long this down pouring will continue and the flooding, we face. We have been touched beyond words for all the family and friends who have reached out to check how we are. You really learn about the people that matter when faced with something like this. We are fine and are counting our blessings. We hope the storm will dissipate quicker than they are predicting and we are praying for those who have had their lives altered in such a small amount of time. It is times like this that you realize that there are bigger things in life and ultimately we live at the will of the elements. I attach below some pictures of yesterday and this morning and thank y’all for checking in on us, I am not going to lie it has been scary.
This is a video from one of our courtyards, I am so thankful they are enclosed because I am a little afraid of the alligators. After all as the water rises they come to higher land. It wouldn’t be the first time. I don’t think it really shows the magnitude of the rainfall.