Monday, 29 August 2011
Last sunday there was a tornado in Goderich, Ontario that ripped through the downtown area and basically destroyed the city. People are still receiving aid and there are lots of volunteers helping out. A very, very old church (I forget the actual age) that has stood in Goderich for over a hundred years must be torn down due to the damages.
Now there's Hurricane Irene. This thing is just ravaging the eastern coastline. It's now up near Labrador, Canada but it has certainly left a trail of damage. Pouring rains and whipping winds. Flash floods, mudslides, and everything in between. When the newspeople say stay indoors, they mean it! Although, I'm not sure why they would have weather people standing in the pouring rain telling people to get inside and that it's too dangerous to be outside while they're clearly standing outside in the weather . . . A little pointless.
This seems to be the week for disasters. My heart goes out to all those who have been affected by these events, and any other weather event that have ripped their way into our lives. For those in Goderich: keep faith. For those affected by Irene: keep safe. For those affected by the earthquake in Virginia: keep away from nuclear power plants.
Quote of the day: The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden. - Phillips Brooks