02
Sep
08

Hurricane Gustav Update – pics

Hey gang! We’ve ran up here to Lafayette for some hot food, cold AC, and great company with the in-laws. I thought I’d take advantage and post some pics of the destruction in our neighborhood. This sounds corny, but I am SO excited by all the prayers/encouragement and comments on my twitter and blog here. You are amazing and God is good!

 

We saw the above sights on the way to our house.

 

This is our backyard. The treetop fell straight down and backward to obliterate Chloe’s swing set! Thank you Jesus, that it didn’t fall to the side and take out my shed or to the front and take out my house! It even missed the power lines!  

 

Sights around Baton Rouge down Sherwood Forrest.

 

Can you believe that?!?!

Rae and I became nauseous driving to our house seeing all the destruction. We had to take about a dozen different streets to try and get to our house. It was unbelievable when we turned on our street and didn’t see a single downed tree! 

Thank you for all your prayers and support! I plan on grabbing some ice, food, and a chainsaw and heading back. This city is just about completely out of power. The CITY. That’s just unimaginable. It’s crazy. I’ll be in touch but most likely touch and go here on the blog.

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8 Responses to “Hurricane Gustav Update – pics”


  1. 1 evancourtney
    September 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    hey bro.
    i’m in New Iberia for the week.

  2. September 2, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Wow. That’s some crazy damage. Glad you guys are safe and your house got spared.

  3. September 2, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    That picture where the tree pulled up half the yard looks identical to a yard near us when a tornado came through Owensboro about a year ago. Trees took down power lines and roofs were ripped out within a couple blocks of us and all we had were a few limbs in the yard (and never even lost power!). God was watching out for us that night, especially since we were upstairs in a room full of windows watching the storm like idiots. Major weather like that definitely has a way of putting things in perspective and reminding us that humans are not as big as we think we are sometimes. Good to hear you all are safe and sound and only have minor issues to deal with. Good luck with the clean up and be careful.

  4. September 2, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    That looks very much like the damage from when a tornado hit my hometown growing up. Praise God you and yours are ok.

  5. September 3, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    wow, those pictures make me speechless

  6. 8 Matt Adams
    September 10, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I heard you guys got power back. Glad you guys didn’t suffer more damage. Glad to see Ike is going to play somewhere else.


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