Sunday, June 8, 2008

PLEASE pray for flooding/tornado victims in Indiana!

Please pray for the tornado and flooding victims in Southern and Western Indiana. My family is OK, Praise the Lord!, although my sister was unable to get home from the nursing home where my mother lives last night. Apparently a dam collapsed North of Columbus, Indiana due to the enormous amount of rain, nearly a foot in some places, sending flood waters South and overloading the rivers and streams. Some of the flood water has receded, allowing the reopening of I-65 and State Road 31, but a lot of people have been badly impacted. My brother-in law said he saw people being evacuated from their flooded homes yesterday by any means available, including canoes and marsh boats. Columbus Regional Hospital is closed until further notice due to the flooding and the small bridge connecting the hospital to the bridge having been damaged. I believe Indiana's governor Daniels has declared 41 of 92 Indiana counties disaster areas.

Above all else, please pray for no more rain until the flood waters fully recede and the situation has been brought under control! Terre Haute, Indiana has already been hit with over 18 inches of rain and more is expected due to what meterologists call the training affect.

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