Friday night, minutes after shooting fireworks off with friends, wind gusts began out of nowhere and picked up to 80mph in our area of Virginia. Our little town and so many more up the Eastern coast were hit hard, really hard.
People's homes and cars were completely destroyed by fallen trees and utility poles..people are without power and water..without a cool place to sleep..
Appalachian Power has given the estimate of a week before any power is restored. I cannot even imagine all of the phone calls they have received over the last two days. My prayers are not only with the people without a home and power but also with the workers of AEP.
In our town of Lynchburg alone 25,568 homes are without power. Adam and I feel a mixture of guilt and luck because we have been blessed with power and no damage done to our home or property. I have been thanking God everyday for sparing our road.
I wish we had more room to hosts friends with little ones. This 100 degree heat almost took the life of our friend's 10 day old baby. The parents were notified by their baby monitor that their baby stopped breathing. With God's grace and quick thinking from the baby's father, they were able to bring life back to their baby girl. She went 15 seconds with zero response and no breathing. Praising God for bringing her back. The family is now with friends staying cool!
Adam's family have been staying with us the past two days and will continue to until power is restored in our town. Please pray for everyone, especially those without a home and power. Pray they find meals, air conditioning, and a safe cool place to tuck their little ones to bed.
It is not looking promising. (Photos taken by Kipp Teague)
These photos were all taken around Lynchburg. It is sad.
Our home is open to anyone needing showers/clean laundry! We have had many friends, even my boss, take us up on the offer so please come by!
Again, please lift this situation in prayer.