Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Gustav clean up

We've got back to Lakeshore yesterday and scoped things out. Returned again today. Things are torn up around here. The kitchen has been destroyed as well as the big storage tent and some of its contents. As far as the Church building, the office and most of the Quonset huts they fared pretty well. We have a few down trees and another that looks like its going to come down. Things are pretty messy around here, though not as bad as it could be.

I went back to my house yesterday and saw that it had been flooded by the marsh water at that time thought it was about an inch. Went back in there today to check on some things and realized there probably was more like 8 - 10 inches inside. Which means probably about 3 to 3 1/2 feet in my yard. I was happy that I hadn't moved in yet. Though there is still a feeling hard to describe, thinking I was pretty close to being in.

I had my first experience going through a Point of Distribution today. That is a place where they hand out water, ice, and MRE's to people affected by the disaster.

Pastor Don also posted more pictures on

And for humor's sake. While we were preparing to evacuate we made sure we had everything...including the blue alien. He's like family and just in case things flooded he was ok. :)


Liz said...

Thanks for the update.. I wish I could be down there to help clean up. But I'll be back as soon as I can, and I'm praying for you guys! Love & miss yall.


PS the blue alien picture made my day!!

Brit said...

blue guys are so still thinking of all of ya..:-/

jayme said...

Haha oh the blue alien, thats awesome! Wish I could come down right now...but I'm thinking of you guys!!
Miss you all