The Calm After The Storm

A road in Montoursville (a little north of where I work) Picture courtesy of: NorthCentral PA.com

First I would like to say thank you for all your well wishes and prayers. Yesterday we watched the storm make landfall in NJ and NY we were all anxious of what the next phase of Super Storm Sandy would be as she made her way up into Pennsylvania. 

We are thankful that we did not lose power and were spared a lot of damage from the high winds and rain. Although the center of the storm center will hit us this evening, the worse is over. 

Tonight into tomorrow our creeks and the Susquehanna River will rise so there will be some flooding in the low lining areas but the prediction is for minimal flooding.  Considering most people living along the creeks and our river have recently returned to their homes that were damaged in last years storms, that is good news, indeed.

Now we have the calm after the storm as we put the past 36 hours of preparation behind us. Water jugs will be emptied, debris from trees and neighbors yard decorations will be cleaned up, and flashlights stored away as we resume our lives.

It is still raining – a steady, heavy rain that seems to cry along with us at the devastation of our eastern shores.

Unlike the Southern, New England and Canadian coasts we were spared.  Our hearts go out to those who lost their homes and to the families who lost loved ones.  It is a long road to recovery – not only rebuilding homes but in rebuilding their lives. I pray for those who lives were shattered, that they will experience God’s presence during this difficult time and find the peace and comfort of God’s love as they begin to pick up the pieces and put their lives back together.

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35 thoughts on “The Calm After The Storm

  1. Thanks for sharing the information about the storm. I see the stories on television about what is happening in the major cities–but it’s good to hear what it’s like along the West Branch of the Susquehanna. It’s a relief that it hasn’t been too bad there.

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  2. We only learned in the last day how bad the storm hit parts of the country especially NJ and NY….as we didn’t have tv or even our radio on re moving…..I’m so happy that you’re alright and will pray for those hit hardest….Diane

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  3. It’s good to hear that you and your family are safe. I live in ‘hurricane’ country and know all too well what lies ahead for those in the affected areas…my prayers are with them as well. ~ Marsha

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    1. Thank you Marsha – you know the saying when going gets tough the tough get going…well us Americans are a tough bunch and although the road will be long the east coast will bounce back, as I know you understand since you are from “hurricane country”. But just the same it is so devastating.

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  4. Glad to hear you survived OK. So did our nephew and wife in Newark but no power right now. PS Thanks for liking my photo with the competition…..did you not fancy a guess at what language it is??

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