The internet is either a blessing or a curse. But I am watching WTOCNEWS in Savannah live streaming! It is non stop coverage of Hurricane Matthew! This sounds very serious.
Richmond Hill is evacuated under mandatory evacuation as is all of Savannah. SAvannah is a huge metro area and extends into South Carolina and the Hilton Head area.
We are not sure how the Hurricane will affect our area. The biggest problem will be flooding if high tide and the surge occur at the same time. Savannah and Hilton Head both have extremely high and low tides that go miles inland. It is rather amazing, almost like the Bay of Bundy in New Brunswick, Canada.
So I am in a bit of a panic in being an absentee father in such a big crisis for my parish. OF course, I would have had to evacuate with everyone else and more than likely would have gone to Augusta where my sister lives. That's about 2 and a half hours away compared to 11 hours here in Rome by jet!
Please pray for all who are in harm's way. The WTOCNEWS is telling everyone to get out and if they don't they won't have emergency services and more than likely will die! That is scary.
I concelebrated Mass this morning at the tomb of St. Peter's at the Basilica. My Mass intention was for the SAvannah and Charleston dioceses and its people living on the coast. God bless them all.
Please pray that people will be wise. There were people on Hilton Head Beach a few minute ago when WTOCNEWS had a live story from the beach near my family's condo! Stupid are some to say the least.