As Hurricane Ian devastates the state of Florida and beyond, my mind goes back to four years ago when it was us in the path of a deadly storm. And my heart goes out to those who are facing such a daunting and relentless path.
Beyond the Wind and the Rising Tide
We face many storms in life, both literally and metaphorically, but one thing is certain, God is beside us through them all.
In the Aftermath of the Storm
When Hurricane Micheal slammed into our cities last October, he took more with him than just our trees, our businesses, our homes. He took pieces of us. Memories we’d planted long ago. The world outside has moved on. But we, we are still living in the aftermath. Like the many cities destroyed before us by …
What It’s Like to Live in the Aftermath of a Category 5 Hurricane
Keep your head up Panama City. A feat that has proven much harder as the weeks since Michael have turned into months. Image by Sharon Owens There have only been four. Only four recorded Atlantic storms have maintained category five strength as they barreled inland. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, with its maximum sustained …
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Hurricane Michael: Five Things the World Should Know
“Everyone here has a story of loss they struggle to describe and recovery they cannot yet comprehend.” 1. There was no way to adequately prepare. We'd done this before, many of us, more than once; prepared for the possibility of a hurricane visiting us during the Season. We were used to Summer ushering in, not …
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Hurricane Michael: So Many More Stories to Tell
Nearly five months after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle, economic setbacks and delays have made recovery increasingly difficult for Florida Panhandle residents trying to rebuild their homes, and their lives. Allie Raffa, Fox News, February 28, 2019 When I set out to capture the stories of Hurricane Michael across the Panhandle, I never anticipated the …
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