Monday, February 2, 2009

KY ice storm crisis

Even though Kentucky finally got a day to thaw this weekend, the crisis of downed power lines and lack of water continues. Some areas are still calling for several weeks yet without power! My daughter and husband live on a country side road, like most rural counties, and have had no water or power since the storm last week. Her husband works in town at a building supply and hardware. Today some of the elderly were able to get out for the first time. Some of the stories they told were heartbreaking as some told of their week of survival. Without heat, water, or help, one lady just stayed in her bed all week! It is hard to imagine being in the dark cold nights alone. Please continue to pray for these areas.
The beauty of the ice is not without price! Such a hardship for thousands of Kentuckians.

A view of just one spot on my daughter's road where whole woodsides had to be cut to get through.

The pines just could not hold up their heads to the burden.

Trees lay on their new house with 7 more down in the yard. Oh the clean up! I am thankful our children could take shelter with other family. Many have not had that priviledge. Three schools in their couny (Grayson) have been centers for hundreds this week; a warm place to sleep and meals prepared. I am still amazed that even with their pleas for help, Grayson County had received NO assistance for relief this past week, at least as of yesterday. I hope and pray that some may come this week as it turns cold once again. Please keep them all in your prayers. This is not over for them yet!


  1. We had this in Mo. in 2007 & I well remember the devestation & the clean-up. Our trees still today show the damage. I'll never forget the horrible sounds of an icestorm. They're all in my prayers & Spring will come. Jan

  2. Oh, my goodness! Please stay safe...

  3. My family also lives in Kentucky, but has gotten the light end of this ice. I'll be praying for your daughter and all the others, especially the eldery and homeless. Hugs, Rosemarie

  4. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this, and also have to see others have even more hardship!

  5. I have been really wondering how you and your family are doing, and watching for a post---so glad everyone's ok, but what a terrible ordeal and tragedy. Hope assistance has arrived now for those areas, and the weather is cooperating for recovery efforts. (We had an ice storm here about 8 years ago, and it was pretty scary, but then I'm from Florida, so it would be)

  6. Hi Carell! Oh no! ...I've been away from my computer for a few weeks so I didn't know until now about your families struggles. Stay safe and my prayers to you. Take care and keep us posted

  7. Hi Carell, Everyone is definitely in my prayers. Their situation is terrible and can't believe the help is not there that should be. Living in the country I have been without power for 5 days in the winter and having a well means no water either. The lake was frozen so we couldn't get water from it to flush. It was awful and I hope to never go thru that again. We have a generator now to help out. Again, my prayers are with those poor people. You and your family stay safe. xo Lynn

  8. Hi Carrell, I'm so sorry to hear about all of the problems with the ice storm. We lived without power for 2 weeks sometime in the mid 90s due to the same thing. We got very creative with cooking and heating water on the propane burner on the back deck. I hope things are better soon for your friends and family.

  9. no ma'am im not ashamed.

    ill be sure to post some pictures soon.

    i like showin my 'kids' off!


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