Our beautiful Long Island is on fire. Over 2000 acres so far. Towns around us are being evacuated.
As of this morning, the news is reporting that although the fires are still raging, they are contained at this point. Hallelujah! News reports they are hoping for rain, but it doesn't look like any in sight. Please pray for rain.
The Long Island Railroad that transports Long Islander's into New York City is shut down. So, all those people have to drive into Manhattan today! You have no idea what that means traffic wise...truly, no idea what that means...
Update: 9 AM:
Came out of the shower to hear the fire whistles in our town going off. It must have spread to Wading River.
Update: 10 AM:
News reported that at 7:30 this morning, the firefighters were very concerned about how the fire would go today. By 10 AM they announced that they are really surprised because suddenly the fire stayed low to the ground where they could attack it more aggressively. The said that if it stays low to the ground as it is now they are optimistic that it will be pretty much done by end of today.
And I didn't hear them mention our town at all. So, I have no idea why the fire whistles went off, as all firefighters are already at the fire.
Thank You, Jesus! Thank you all who prayed! The effective, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much! WAHOO!
The fires are out! And the news report is that it is going to rain today! Yeah!!!!
Thank you so much for all your prayers!