Wednesday, February 4, 2009

MISSOURI ICE STORM OF 2009







I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE AND HOPE I NEVER DO AGAIN !!

We were hit with the worse ice storm in the history of Missouri.
I live in the hardest hit part of it..which is Dunklin Country of the Bootheel of Missouri.

We have been without power for 9 days and our area sees no end in sight.

There were 1.3 million homes without power and some had no way of heating their homes. I lost everything in my freezer and refrigerator.

Fortunately, I have gas heat so I have had heat and water and food.

There is a local radio station that has donated one of their stations to opening up the phone lines to the public to call in for their needs, and or to assist with others needs.

There have been huge bucket type equipment coming in from several states to assist . Some of the states are Alabama, North Carolina, Louisana, Texas, Iowa and I hope I haven't left anyone out but it has been an outpouring of generousity from soooooo many people.
I am so " weepy" when I start thinking of all the people who need help and of all the kind and loving support being shown in our area.
If this doesn't sound like Maurine, I'll get back to my silly self one of these days.. But as for now, I'm still in awe of the devastation to the area, and it's not over yet.. But we're resiliant people and we will survive..
Please pray for all the ones that still doesn't have heat and have had to move into some type of shelter until such time as normalcy returns to the area.
Thanks for allowing me to share just a tiny bit of the news with you.
Blessings,
Maurine




6 comments:

Tracey said...

Oh my! It looks wonderful, but how devastating, I hope everyone stays safe....thinking of you.
Tracey xxx

Kath said...

OMGsoh! That's so bad...I can't imagine having to deal with that mess-I feel badly for those who have not heat/elec.
I'm sorry, but I can't even say it's looks "pretty"! :(
thinking of ALL that are dealing with this mess...

Hugs-Kath

STITCHINPRIM said...

Thanks, Kath and Tracey:
We still have no power but are coping..
Thanks for your concern.. I'll be posting more as I can think past " no power".
Blessings,
Maurine

Nanna said...

so glad you have wonderful neighbors to share their generader with you to let you comunicate with the outside world, get all your ducks in a row & ready for that sewing war as soon as you resume power! LOL
Helen

Karen said...

Hi Maurine, I'm so glad you are all okay.
How awful it all looks and to be without power for that long.
Glad you are able to let us all know you are okay though!
Karen

Kath said...

...just checking in on ya...I hope things are getting back to normal?

hugs-Kath