Monday, September 5, 2011

Fires

Please pray for Central Texas today. A number of fires broke out yesterday, and high winds caused them to spread quickly and caused much damage. They still are not contained this morning.

Just east of Austin, this huge fire in Bastrop County was 16 miles long and forced hundreds of people from their homes. It burned half of Bastrop State Park.


On the opposite side of Austin, a fire broke out in a 4500 acre subdivision, causing it to be evacuated. There are many families who live in that subdivision who attend our church. Firefighters say it will be at least noon today before the homeowners are allowed back in. Flames are very close to one friend's house.


There were so many fires around the Austin area yesterday that they put out a call for off-duty firefighters to call in. We are desperately in need of rain. Yesterday was our 80th day this year of 100+ degree temperatures. That's supposed to end today with a cool front - it should only be in the low 90's.

Prayers are appreciated.

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9 comments:

BARBIE said...

Oh wow, definately will be praying!

Lisa writes... said...

Scary! Praying for relief (and rain) soon...

Stay safe, friend!

skoots1mom said...

we've been praying the N.O. rain turns and heads your way...
soo sad
keep safe

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

My sister lives in Austin. Praying for all of you too close to the fires.

Joyce said...

They are really scary. Stay safe and I will be praying for the firefighters and those who have lost homes.

Diana Ferguson said...

The news reports this Tuesday morning are still so alarming! Praying for them and for RAIN!

Kim said...

Oh Linda! This is so scary!! Will be praying for your community!! Be safe!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Linda, so sorry that you all are dealing with this! Praying the fires are controlled soon with minimal damage.

Cindy Swanson said...

Much of my family lives near Austin, thankfully not near the current fires. But my thoughts and prayers are with them. Every time it rains here in Northern Illinois, I feel sad, because I wish I could send it their (your) way.

Blessings,

Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life