It’s pretty apparent by this time that, unless there is a direct intervention from on high, we are in for a direct hit. It’s hard to get any really good info. It seems that everyone is looking at North Carolina and then New York, as if there isn’t anything between.
The storm seems to be tracking farther west than what was expected a couple days ago. That probably means that Virginia Beach is looking at either a direct hit or being on the east side of a very powerful hurricane. From what I understand, the strongest winds and the heaviest rains are on the east side. We could be facing, according to what I heard on the radio, 115 mph winds and 8-10 inches of rain. This is nothing to play with.
I continue to pray that Irene would take a sudden shift to the east but, at present, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Worst case scenario, by Sunday morning we will be looking at downed trees and power outages, not to mention damage to roofs and flooded roads.
We will be ready for our Celebration service Sunday morning, but if the above scenario plays out, we simply may not be able to go.
For those who have been praying for the Ladies’ Encounter Weekend, the decision has been made to reschedule the Encounter sometime in early November.
Be safe, folks!