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Ready or Not, She Cometh

August 16, 2008

The finalization of my sermon preparations were interrupted when I saw this. Ironically, enough, we moved to Cape Coral the opening day of hurricane season and immediately heard talks on television and at home department stores about “hurricane preparedness.” Perhaps I should have been paying more attention!

So I made that dreadful trip to the local Wal-Mart to grab necessities and, well, the buggy-battles were worse than Christmas. The parking lot was full and the aisles jammed. Two hours later I made it back with stuff like water and bread somehow ended up with a gallon of Blue Bell’s Homemade Vanilla ice-cream. (Insert caveat: matters of necessity vary depending on who’s shopping)

But seriously, these next couple of days, if projections are correct, will be eventful. According to the map above, the center of the projection is right on top of Cape Coral/Ft. Myers. Not to be too alarmed, the current projections are that Fay will not be bringing destructive winds. Nevertheless, the amount of rain and wind will a force to be reckoned with.

As I preparing for the Lord’s Day tomorrow, I am praying for the days to follow. Whatever happens, my prayer is that God would be glorified in our midst.

UPDATE:

Here are some links I have posted in the comments that my be of some interest to folks:

National Hurricane Center For Tropical Fay

Fay projection map

Infared Satellite of Fay

Fay Projected Models (possibilities)

Interactive Tracking of Fay

Fay Wind Speed Probability Table

Fay 3-Day Cone

Satellite Image

Water Vapor Image

Infared Image

Here are few more links for hurricane preparedness:

Local News Hurricane Guide (PDF)

FEMA Hurricane Info and this one as well

CDC on Hurricane Preparedness and this one as well

Red Cross Info on Hurricane Preparedness

HHS Tips for Hurricane Preparedness:

Homeland Security on Hurricane Preparedness

EPA on Hurricane Preparedness