Virginia Cotton: Florence Tracking Away From Virginia, But Rainy Days Ahead

As Hurricane Francis continues to have a good bit of uncertainty, we find our confidence comes not from our circumstances, but our fellow man and our faith.  Neighbors helping neighbors, sharing resources, and opening up our homes to evacuees from areas that are in the bull’s eye of this storms rage are evidence to our strong values. 

The storm updates continue to push the system away from our region which gives us a sense of some relief.  And while I hope this trend continues, our hearts go out to our southern neighbors who are finding these updated reports to be quite undesirable.

There is never true comfort for our own good welfare when you know that the suffering of others will still occur or increase.  However, if we are spared, there is no doubt that a bunch of us will go into action by loading up our storm gear, generators, water, and maybe just making some donations to at our churches and sending it down south to help out those that are standing in the same place we thought we might have been in only days ago.

It looks like around the middle of next week, we will be getting some fall conditions and getting away from all this tropical-ness, then it’ll be time to go to work all over again.

For cotton, we have really been blessed to have had a relatively sunny week this week in front of the storm.  Initially it looked like we were going to have 5 rainy days this week before the storm actually arrived.  It would be wonderful if this system just keeps on moving and doesn’t stall mounting up consecutive rainy days.


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