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Monday, August 29, 2011

Good Riddance, Irene - Hurricane of 2011

Adios, Go away, Goodnight, Irene...
We hope to never see or hear from you again.

   August 20, 2011 Tropical storm Irene was officially declared.
Memories of recent storms, hurricanes and other natural disasters alerted our officials when the storms ferocity became apparent.

No "lets wait to see if it passes", "what about all the tourist dollars we could miss out on". For once braver and smarter heads prevailed and warnings were quickly sent out to press. 

Irene quickly went on the hurricane status.  Americans had far advanced warning to button up and get out of town. Many listened. Many rushed to protect what could be and prepared for the worst. Better safe than sorry was the words of the storm and were best heeded, and rightly so!

I grieve for my readers, friends and family that have been affected by Irene's wrath. My heart goes out to all that were touched by either the hurricane itself, or the storms, rains, tornadoes and even the predecessor earthquake she spawned.

If you are able to help our fellow Americans and neighbors the American Red Cross is always available for donations of monies or help. As always they let you decide where you want your aid to go.

  I am sure you have been bombarded with the horrific photos, stories and videos about Irene's destructive path. So I end this post with a small token of hope, encouragement and thoughts and prayers for quick recovery and wishes for a start anew.

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  until next time ...

   deep heartfelt sympathy,

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  1. Very well said Faythe. Very well said.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. I purr and pray that things improve for all those affected by evil Irene.

  3. Thanks, Faythe, for your uplifting post. My heart goes out, also, to all those affected by Irene's wrath. May I copy your beautiful words of hope with your gorgeous floral background?

  4. I saw how terrible it was on the news. It must've been a terrifying thing to go through. So sad to hear of those who lost their lives.


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