Hurricane Irene hit the Outer Banks of North Carolina this morning, and here in the Triangle we are feeling some small effects. We should not be greatly affected outside of rain and gusty winds, praise the Lord. The Outer Banks and rest of the East Coast will be greatly affected. Please be praying for those areas that have never dealt with a hurricane before, those areas that are already saturated with water and will probably flood, and anyone caught in the path of this storm. I rejoice that we serve a sovereign God who controls storms, gives us technology to track and prepare for storms, and raises up people to respond to storms and aftermath (go disaster relief!).
This picture was taken from our front porch last night--well before any of the 'real storm' hit us:
And though we had an uneventful night for sleeping, we found this outside this morning--a tree down in our backyard! Praise the Lord that it did not hit our shed, firepit or tree house.