God’s own Mercy

“Sweet rain—like God’s own mercy.” A line from a movie, I return to it as a beautiful and comforting statement every year, on those days when the skies open up.

Rain is one of those things we can choose to view from a positive or negative perspective. On the negative side, rain cancels picnics and outside fun, creates soggy fields, gives quarter to mosquitoes and, when real storms form, can cause trees or power lines to fall.

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Missing Boy Found Safe with Tall Tale

The following view is from the time before Casey Hathaway was found safe.

A missing 3-year-old boy who was found alive after enduring two days of heavy rain and freezing temperatures says it was a bear who kept him safe and warm.
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Tropical Storm Harvey Forecast

Tropical Storm Harvey Forecast

Thursday, August 24th through Tuesday, August 29th

Thunderstorms will continue to shift well south of I-20 for
Thursday, but begin to lift back northward on Friday.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Harvey will continue to strengthen and make landfall along the Texas Coastal Bend by Friday night. Harvey is modeled to move northeastward into East Texas and South Louisiana this weekend into next week.

At this time, rainfall amounts of six to ten inches are expected across portions of Deep East Texas and adjacent Central Louisiana, with isolated higher amounts possible. Lesser amounts are expected further north in our area.

If these rainfall amounts pan out, flash flooding as well as river flooding will be likely. However, uncertainty is high with this forecast, and adjustments to rainfall amounts and timing are likely over the next few days.