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Please excuse the mess… but there’s a natural disaster happening!

03 May

Last post I mentioned that we were moving. It’s an exciting time for our family. We’ve been keeping a close watch on the happening’s in Nashville.

If you’re living under a rock, and don’t know what’s going on right now, here’s what CNN is saying.

A storm that killed at least 15 people in Tennessee and Mississippi rolled into Georgia early Monday, flooding parts of Atlanta.

The rain and flooding left at least 11 dead Sunday in Tennessee, closing interstates, displacing thousands from their homes, prompting evacuations of hotels and nursing homes, and turning streets and parking lots into raging rivers.

Parts of the state were drenched with up to 20 inches of rain, and more was expected.

In Nashville alone, more than 1,000 people were rescued from the water over the weekend, city officials said.

(Officials) said Sunday that more rain has fallen in Nashville in the last 24 hours than has ever been recorded in the city.

The job we’ve got waiting for us in Nashville is this; We’re assuming command (official lingo) of The Salvation Army’s Nashville Adult Rehabilitation Center (or ARC).

ARC’s comprise the largest resident rehabilitation program in the United States. Individuals with identifiable and treatable needs to to these centers for help when they no longer are able to cope with their problems. There they receive adequate housing, nourishing meals and necessary medical care, and they engage in work therapy. Residents may be referred or be remanded by the courts. Our holistic approach provides rehabilitation for the Body, Mind, and Spirit.

We’ve gotten word this morning that our ARC was flooded with 40″ of water, and has been evacuated.

Please Please Please, if you’re the praying type at all, pray for not only the people of the southeast who are affected by this (TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, ATLANTA, KENTUCKY, and INDIANA) but for the staff and clients of our ARC. The men who are struggling as it is against all odds to turn their lives around. These are men who’ve been places we’ve only had nightmares about. And now these men are facing this new devastation.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=weather/2010/05/01/vo.nashville.flooding.cnn

See the sign on the side? “Hope” is being washed away. I am willing to bet many of them are feeling like this building this am. Please pray that they feel Gods presence with them as they are displaced.

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4 Comments

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Please excuse the mess… but there’s a natural disaster happening!

  1. Mom's Place

    May 4, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Be safe hun!

     
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  3. Sharon

    January 17, 2011 at 1:17 am

    So sorry for what happened. I'm really afraid of floods. It happens anywhere in the world. Yet, the damage is just the same. That's why my sister taught us basic calamity preparedness tips. She even managed to introduce to us the importance of knowledge about storm water management and stormwater bmp. My Dad was able to prepare for us to be safe in our home too.

     
  4. Commercial Cleaning Minneapolis

    March 3, 2011 at 4:45 am

    What a terrible loss. Flood can be devastating, but a solid foundation can minimize the grueling effects, and possibly prevent the loss of lives. Clearly, one must take into consideration the age, materials, and location in order to evaluate structural integrity. Heat, cold, and ventilation are equated with how one should do building maintenance. St Paul, as a continetal climated city has had its fair share of the unexpected with tornadoes and storms. A careful assessment of the outside condition of a structure prevents the elements from overpowering your investments.

     

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