All of Johnny's girls and their families are accounted for and safe - Thank You Lord!!! Their homes are OK too...just some slight damage to the skirting on one of the mobile homes and a few downed trees...It's really a miracle considering that two of the girls live in mobile homes and there was roof damage and lots of other property damage all around them, but the mobile homes were still standing strong! Amazing! Daughter # 3 is returning home at the time of this writing and we don't know the condition of their home yet...I'll update this post as soon as I know more... Also - all of my extended family in Beaumont, TX are just fine - there was no damage there!
The Not-So Good News:
The whole region in and around Baton Rouge (the girls all live within 45 minutes of Baton Rouge) is really torn up - LOTS of damage, but thankfully very little if any loss of life and injury. BUT, they are going to be without power for up to a month!! The main power grid that services Plaquemine and the surrounding towns was severely damaged. Two of the girls have generators at their homes and are managing to get by with that. The local authorities passed out LOTs of bottled water and MREs (Meals, Ready-to-Eat), so everyone has food and water rations. Schools are closed indefinitely, businesses are closed, no cable, no internet, etc...it's going to be a long-term clean up and recovery effort.
I would appreciate your continued prayers for these difficult days and weeks ahead....thank you.
Here's a post I did last year on our trip to Louisiana during happier times there...
"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble."