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Category: Other Stuff | Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:35 pm
I work at WalMart in the meat department. Before leaving for work Saturday I checked the weather to see what was going on with Tropical Storm Ernesto. It was then being reported that it would enter the Gulf of Mexico sometime early this week. I knew then what my day at work would be like. After Huricanes Katrina and Rita last year everyone is a bit gun shy and you can't blame them. The store was packed with people buying everything from meat to flashlights.
Katrina was a living nightmare for everyone down here, and it still is for some. The people who left New Orleans thought they would only be gone a couple of days and then they could go back home. Many of them ended up with no homes to go back to. They had nothing except what they had brought out. Our district warehouse took a hard hit and we could not get supplies for several days. Once what we had onhan d was gone the people really panicked. They knew if WalMart shelves were empty things had to be bad. When the people that stayed in New Orleans to ride out the storm started coming in they had the same look as someone coming out of a battle zone. Some were still in shock, some were very angry, and then there were the ones who had a peace about them. Those were the ones that knew the Lord, and He was the only thing that got them through.
It is now a year later and some people still are without a home. I met a lady the other day that has been going on weekends trying to get it all back together. Some of the people cannot afford to have their ruined homes demolished and cleared off of their land to start over. Now if the city has it cleared they take the land as payment leaving these people with nothing. Please pray for these people.
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