Hurricane Imelda compared to Harvey

How Imelda’s Prolific Rain, Flooding Compares to Harvey in East Texas. By Jonathan Erdman – Weather.com

At a Glance

  • Imelda has dumped prolific rainfall in parts of eastern Texas.
  • Some areas have picked up 20 to 42 inches of rain.
  • In a few areas, the flooding has been described as worse than that during Harvey.
  • Harvey’s record-setting rain was much more widespread than Imelda.
  • Imelda pounded part of Texas with rainfall measured in feet, not inches… Compare to the then record-smashing rain from Hurricane Harvey two years ago.

Vidor, Texas, Police Chief Rod Carroll told The Weather Channel that flooding in the town was “worse during this storm than it was during Hurricane Harvey.”

 

Stories around Hurricane Dorian

Story 1: Utility trucks from all over the country have been headed toward Florida to help restore power in the event that Hurricane Dorian hits the Florida coast this week. Full story here  #Helpers

Story 2: Three women make history as crew for NOAA plane studying Hurricane Dorian. This storm is a first for the one of its flight crews. NOAA Aircraft Operations Center tweeted a photo of its first all-female three-pilot flight crew preparing for a reconnaissance mission. The crew features Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Lt. Lindsey Norman. Full story here

Story 3: Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas on Wednesday thronged rescue helicopters as the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated the island group. (Source: Reuters)

News: Fema ends policy discriminating against Churches & Synagogues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FEMA announced a new policy today that ought to put an end to its discrimination against churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship.

The new policy comes in response to two lawsuits brought by three Texas churches and two Florida synagogues seeking immediate and equal access to disaster relief aid.

FEMA says that the new policy is required by the Supreme Court’s June 2017 decision.

When You feel Out of Control

When You feel Out of Control

Last week I was worried about Michelle, my wife. She was in Orlando, Florida with Hurricane Erma targeting her and about 800 to a thousand people in the music and Radio Industry.

I know I needed to Trust God with her wellbeing. I found out for the first time in my life, my loved one was out of reach, not safe. I couldn’t help her. She was totally in God hands.

It’s easy to say you’re going to do trust God, but saying it and living it are two different things. At one point, I literally felt helpless.

Have you ever felt like you were in a similar situation? Circumstances dictated where you were and did not allow you to help or be in control.

Maybe you’ve had a similar experience, where circumstances made you feel out of control. Call, or go on line at kswp.org/prayer or kswp.org/praise and share you Story and the outcome.

God is always so good to me! As I sought His Word, He filled me with a peace… it passed all human understanding. There was no earthly reason for me to calm down, yet, I did.

He gave me this, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

Michelle flew home safe the next day (Saturday)!