Storm and Earthquake – Praying for those who may be affected

Bene, I pray you, your family and neighbors are ok? 

MASSIVE Earthquake Hits Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, but there were no reports of major damage. Residents in parts of British Columbia were evacuated, but the province appeared to escape the biggest quake in Canada since 1949 largely unscathed. The U.S. Geological Survey said the powerful temblor hit the Queen Charlotte Islands just after 8 p.m. local time Saturday at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometers) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia. It was felt across a wide area in British Columbia, both on its Pacific islands and on the mainland. more here

Hurricane Sandy Megastorm: Government Forecasters Say Projected Storm Surge Is A ‘Worst Case Scenario’ [LIVE UPDATES]

KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water – which usually kills and does more damage than winds in hurricanes.

In this case, seas will be amped up by giant waves and full-moon-powered high tides. That will combine with drenching rains, triggering inland flooding as the hurricane merges with a winter storm system that will worsen it and hold it in place for days…..National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb said Hurricane Sandy’s size means some coastal parts of New York and New Jersey may see water rise from 6 to 11 feet from surge and waves. The rest of the coast north of Virginia can expect 4 to 8 feet of surge.

Knabb said millions of people may be harmed by inland flooding. A NOAA map of inland and coastal flood watches covers practically the entire Northeast: all of Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut; most of Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont, and parts of northeastern Ohio, eastern Virginia, North Carolina, and western New Hampshire. more here with minute by minute updates


6 comments on “Storm and Earthquake – Praying for those who may be affected

  1. Hi PJ:

    I live in a section of Canada that is smack dab in the path of Sandy. Ask me in a few days.:^)

    I was concerned for Rick and a few regular BDBO commenters, – my favorite west coasters. I have a brother in BC, he and his family live north of Vancouver, they are okay also.

    • When reading of the earthquake you were the first person who came to mind…glad to hear you and your family are ok. Let us know how everyone is after Sandy passes, ok?

      I’ll be praying for Rick and your other commenters too.

      May God bless and keep you all safe…

  2. Thanks PJ – I got an email from Rick this afternoon, he has a lot of friends north of Vancouver, everyone okay.:^)

    We are now under our wind warning for Sandy.After a couple of days of rain from another storm front, we are going to get drenched again along with the high winds. We are hunkered down, stocked up – I’ve had CNN on all day watching the east coast of the US get hit.
    70% of the Canadian population – about 23 million – will be affected by Sandy – far fewer than the number of US residents going through the intense part of the storm.

    Will keep you posted.:^)

    Blog on!

    • Praise the Lord Bene, im so glad to hear everyone is ok. Yes, keep me posted!

      Its hard to believe but even here in N.KY we’re experiencing high winds which are said to be a result of the storm on the east coast! I can’t imagine what it must be like for all those millions who are being directly affected.

      Amen Bene, blog on! aha…

  3. I think you got hit in N KY harder than we did – it shifted and passed east of us, we had a bit of rain and wind.

    I’ve been thinking and praying for people in the US – it really was a jaw dropping storm of the century and the hardship will be ongoing for so many as they rebuild.

    Back at ya PJ, blog on!

    • The wind here was amazing Bene, but thank God there were no power outages reported in this area, as far as im aware. If there had been i was prepared. I still have a large 20 pound bag of ice in my freezer from last spring when everyone’s electricity went out during a storm. ahahaha. My kids visit and ask when im going to get rid of it and i tell them, never!

      I’ve been thinking and praying for people in the US – it really was a jaw dropping storm of the century and the hardship will be ongoing for so many as they rebuild.

      Yes, me too. The tv reports and videos of the damage are heart wrenching. Don’t think certain areas on the US’s east coast will ever be the same, mainly because parts of it are just gone. I couldn’t help but think of hurricane Katrina last week and how after 7 years, many people are still recovering from that. For many folks hit by this newest disaster, it will also take many years to recover and rebuild their lives.

      So happy to read you all were spared the worst of it Bene, God bless and yes indeed, blog on! 🙂

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