Hurricane Alex narrowly missed making the first U.S. landfall this season. Still, the affects of the storm can be felt through the Gulf Coast as Texas and Louisiana see flood conditions and south Texas even suffered from tropical storm force winds.
TEDRD was prepared to react to this storm both with pastoral care and gutting of damaged homes. Thankfully, it doesn't look like our services are needed in Texas.
However, this storm helped us all get prepared even further for this hurricane season. This was just the first named storm of any kind in the Atlantic, and it was a hurricane! Make sure your family and your parish has a disaster plan. It will save you a lot of grief.
Anxiety levels are high along the coast as the hurricane season continues to fold out. As for now, we'll work through the rain and hope for enough clear skies for a few fireworks on Sunday!
Happy 4th of July weekend to all of you out there!