By now you’ve seen pictures and heard reports of the destruction in Louisiana and Mississipi (and beyond). WWL reports that “Residents will probably be allowed back in town in a week, with identification only, but only to get essentials and clothing. You will then be asked to leave and not come back for one month.” The monetary cost of being out of your (likely destroyed) home for a month, is high enough. The emotional cost of living in total uncertainty will likely be even greater. What about school? Will the schools where the homeless are staying be able to temporarily absorb the displaced children? What will adults who are used to filling their days with work going to do?
Time to pray and keep on praying.
To me the unimaginable thing is that things like this happen in places like Bangladesh every year. Hundreds killed by Katrina – absolutely horrible. But how often do we hear of a storm or flood somewhere else that kills tens of thousands?