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As many of you are probably aware, Hurricane Ivan is churning through the Gulf of Mexico toward the upper Gulf coast. The National Hurricane Center is predicting landfall early Thursday morning near the Alabama/Mississippi border, about 70 miles west of us. We’ll certainly be feeling the effects before then, though. We’re prepared: I boarded up all of the south-facing windows on our house and even reinforced the siding on our chimney to hopefully prevent the leaks that have plagued us since we moved in last June. We also have a ton of water and food, so we’re set if we can’t get out for a few days. Thankfully, we don’t live anywhere near the water, so we don’t need to evacuate.
I know the media can make it sound like our entire area is going to be wiped out by the storm, so I encourage everyone to go to the National Hurricane Center web site to find out the latest news on Hurricane Ivan. I’ll also try to update as long as we have power to give you a first-person account of how things are going. I am confident that the Lord will keep us safe, but your prayers are certainly desired!