Saturday, April 21, 2007

Georgia Fires

Updated to Add: My family who evacuated were able to return home. Their homes are fine. Others are not going to be so fortunate. The fires are nowhere close to being contained. Please continue to pray for the people affected, especially for the brave firefighters.

Southeast Georgia, a place near and dear to my heart, is being threatened and partially destroyed by fire. Firefighters are working around the clock and they are exhausted.

Some of my family have been forced to leave their homes. Please pray for the people, property, the firefighters and for the awesome wildlife and vegetation. If you have ever been to the Okefenokee Swamp, you know its unique beauty.

As of now, my parents (who currently live in Albany in Southwest Georgia) are here visiting and we cannot even get through the phone lines to check on our relatives who are dealing with these fires. Those who have left, are safe, but, the fire is spreading and more people may have to leave. That is the news we are waiting for.

I'll keep you posted.

5 comments:

Nancy said...

I haven't watched the news since Wednesday, so I had no idea. Praying here that they get things under control.

Tammy said...

I haven't been watching the news either...I am so sorry to hear about the Georgia fires! Please do keep us posted!

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh Wow I have not seen this on the news. Very scary. Praying.

Justice Fergie said...

i had no idea either...i hope your family members are safe and will be thinking of you.

Susanne said...

Praying for your family and all those displaced and involved.