27 May 2010

One weather forecast, salt on the side

NOAA is predicting a "very severe hurricane season ahead," I read today. Talking with folks here, you have to take these predictions with a grain of salt, of course. But with all that this country's been through, we surely don't need a repeat of the 2008 hurricane season.

NOAA's outlook points to a 70% probability of 14 to 23 named storms, including eight to 14 hurricanes—and three to seven major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher, meaning they bring sustained winds of at least 111 miles an hour. The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.
"If this outlook holds true, this season could be one of the more active on record," said Jane Lubchenco, under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. "The greater likelihood of storms brings an increased risk of a landfall. In short, we urge everyone to be prepared" (WSJ.com).

I, on the other hand, would like to urge everyone to be praying...please pray that these storms would not fall on Haiti, that we would be miraculously protected. At the risk of stating the obvious, I just don't know what it would do to the people still living in tents here if we had a hurricane.

Thanks for being invested in us.


  1. We'll be praying for you and David! A wind storm can be 'cozy" but over 100 miles an hour winds sound scary. God is using you already in such a powerful way in your neighbor boys life. Blessings to you!