Thursday, June 28, 2012

pray for colorado

These photos are a little glimpse into what has been going on in Colorado Springs, Colorado this week. 
It has been so unreal to see this unfold on every local news channel, all day long. I live about an hour south of Colorado Springs, where the Waldo Canyon Fire is going on. I love Colorado Springs & I go there often... I will actually be going up there this weekend. It is a beautiful city at the base of Pikes Peak & there are many amazing places to visit... Seeing all of this happen has been so mind-blowing & heart breaking... 
On Tuesday night the fire went out of control, because of very intense winds... My mom works in Colorado Springs & her company, which is close to Garden of the gods, was evacuated. Altogether 32,000 people have been evacuated. There are over 1,000 firefighters fighting the fires. And it has been said that hundreds of homes have been lost. Some of the people my mom works with have lost their homes... But, so far, there have been no reports of lives lost & that is amazing! Even through this devastation, people are coming together & I know that God is working!!! 

These pictures were all taken yesterday or earlier (via Denver Post)... And the weather conditions today are better than they have been, so the fire is more controlled & the hopefully the firefighters will be able to contain it more. But it is still a very active fire & weather plays a big part it what it does. Please PRAY for Colorado Springs & for all of the victims, firefighters, etc... Also, PRAY for all of Colorado, because there are several fires across the whole state. We need rain so badly. 

Here are a couple of ariel photos of destroyed homes... So terribly sad...

2 comments:

  1. praying, praying, praying.

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  2. How unreal. So very sad. I'll keep everyone in my thoughts. <3

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