In just a few hours, Hurricane Irma is expected to be upon us. Over the last 24 hours the projected storm track has shifted our way and now the forecasters are projecting that we will experience a direct hit. Wind gusts over 150 mph and extensive flooding are anticipated.
Yesterday we stripped everything off our greenhouse to reduce wind resistance and, hopefully, preserve the structure. Some particularly dense” trees were also thinned to improve their chances of survival. The winds at the front end of the storm are now arriving and many of us that hadn’t evacuated are now facing mandatory evacuations.
We are likely to lose power in the next few hours and be cut-off from communications. Meanwhile, please know that your expressions of support and prayer have meant SO MUCH to us! You have encouraged us and many of you have reminded US of why ECHO’s work is vital. We’re trusting the Lord in all of this and will send an update as soon as possible after Irma has passed.
Grace & Peace,