Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Please Pray for Southeast Texas


Many of these photos are from areas in and around Houston that I know so well, roads I travel often. It's staggering to see the devastation in the city I've called home for almost four decades.

To see incredible images from Rockport, where Hurricane Harvey first made landfall, visit this page

Thank you for your prayers for Southeast Texas.


































17 comments:

  1. Praying for you all, Dayle!

    (Why did people not evacuate? Maybe they thought it wouldn't really hit like this... I probably would not leave my home either.)

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    1. As our mayor said, you can't evacuate 6.5 million people. We tried evacuating in Hurricane Rita. If you do the research you'll see the tragedies that occurred ... at 100 died on I-45, some from health conditions, some from dehydration. The traffic was stopped for days, people trying to leave town. Hurricane Harvey was almost an unknown on many levels, except where it was going to land was pretty on-point. There are controversies about whether people should have been evacuated here sooner, and certain communities probably should have been. Thanks for your prayers.

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  2. I was just thinking of you today, Dayle, and praying that you were okay. No flooding where you are? My heart goes out to all those who lost everything. Puts things into perspective. Hugs.Susan

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    1. There's flooding all around where we are, but, thank the Lord, so far we are dry. We can't go very far in any direction without road closures due to flooding. Some of the pictures here are from the roads we travel on every week. We are blessed.

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    2. You'll be sad to know that my parents got water in their home. They are out of town and we will help them deal with it when it is safe to return. Our hearts are broken.

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  3. Oh my.
    Praying for all.
    Praying. Praying. Praying.

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  4. These images and the others I have seen on the news are just heartbreaking.... such unbelievable sadness that makes my heart heart...it is so hard to imagine that this is happening not too away. Houston and all of the affected areas, you, Gayle and your families, especially those precious parents of yours are continually in my prayers. God is still a good, good Father and He is already working and using this for His glory. Much love to you and yours. ♥

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  5. I have been watching the footage on the news each day after work and it's just heartbreaking. Such devastation, such loss. My heart and prayers are with you all in Texas. xoxo

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  6. The photos are heart wrenching. All effected by this storm have been in my prayers.

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  7. Lord have mercy on the great state of Texas and all who have been affected ...... I thought of you and other bloggers that I have followed thru the years and was hoping that each of you were okay...... Heartbreaking!

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  8. Yes, praying. So glad that you are still dry, but sad to read in comments that your parents' home has suffered damage. On the other hand, how good that they are safely out of town. Keep sharing as you are able. The entire country is praying for Texas.

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  9. Dear Dayle! I had no idea you live near this devastation. Oh, my friend! I am SO sorry to see these sad, sad images and to know that you are surrounded by this tragedy. These dear, precious people! May God in Heaven have mercy and wrap His big, capable, loving arms around each one who is hurting. I am SO thankful you are safe and trust you continue to be. And, your dear parents...I saw in a comment above where you said they are safe. Praise God for His abundant mercy and love. So sorry it had to happen, and sadly, the aftermath is often as bad as the storm. I cannot even imagine how long it will take to try to recover from such as this. God bless you and your dear family.

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  10. Surreal!!! We hear about it on the news but these are the most riveting shots I've seen! thank-you for sharing and reminding us to keep praying for all involved!

    Keep safe!

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  11. I can't even begin to imagine how these good people of Texas must feel . . . unfathomable! Please know that there are many prayers being sent your way! Thank you for sharing these photos, God bless.

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  12. My heart is aching!

    We are praying!

    The photos cannot aptly convey the reality of all of this. PRAYERS X 18!!!

    *hugs*
    Kelley~

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  13. You've been on my heart and mind lately. I pray for you all!
    Hugs to you.

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