Thankful that yesterday we saw the sun and that it is out for now but Northeast OK has had the WETTEST April on record after starting out with a drought! Now many areas–including mine–are again under a FLOOD WATCH! Some rivers just crested in the last day or so…Yikes!!! Should have got that kayak at Walmart yesterday! Beginning to think it is April shower kill may flowers and May showers…well don’t know that yet! Stay safe and dry. How is the weather where you live? Please comment below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
For details on the storms and flood potential from Tulsa’s News on 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot click on link below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Then there’s this all this crazy weather for this weekend–floods, tornadoes, hail and snow all in the forecast for OK!!! Thought tornadoes and hail were not gonna be in the forecast…ONLY IN OKLAHOMA!! Be careful. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Wow! Anyone got an extra boat?! Seriously, though, IF you live in OK or AR please be weather aware!! Severe storms beginning tonight. Most areas in OK & AR have a MODERATE RISK for: large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornado.
In addition, due to the extreme rain amounts predicted for the entire weekend (see below) Flood watches, Flash Flood Watches and Flood Warnings have been issued with anywhere from 2-10 inches of rain possible!!! Please take this seriously and save lives–TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN! For more info please click on the link below. ~Mikaela
Oh boy guess we better keep an eye to the sky and keep our weather radios on Oklahoma and Kansas fans! Just this morning we were in the low threat category.. that’s #okwx for ya!!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Happy Birthday Jesus! Please click on the link to see and hear our Christmas card to you. Our Christmas card to you ~Mikaela Hulstine and the Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Heartbreaking video of Haiti during and after Hurricane Matthew via news9.com Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti Tuesday Remembering the damage of the earthquake there in 2010 before Heart 4 Children Ministries was incorporated and why God wanted sleeping mats made for the children there. We no longer work outside the US, but our prayers go out to them. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Please join us in praying for all in the path of Category 4 Hurricane Matthew–Jamaica, Haiti & Cuba! According to John Kassell: “Based on recent recon data, Hurricane Matthew may acquire Category 5 strength with 11pm advisory.” ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We made contact with Emergency Management in WV as well as Red Cross today. However, since they are still out in the field it is still too early for them to have information for us on how many children need our help. We are closer, though, to getting that information from our Red Cross contact here in Oklahoma. It is likely that we will need to ship the toys, clothes and shoes, though, instead of delivering them in person as Mikaela prefers to do. If you would like to contribute to help us with shipping costs please click on our linkhttp://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=87 You can pay by check or on our secure PayPal link. As always we appreciate your help. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We have now spoken at length with an Emergency Management Director in West Virginia and learned that there are four counties that were hit harder than Roane: Kanawha, Green Briar, Nicholas and Clay. We will be contacting the Emergency Management Directors in these counties to see how we can help.
In addition, we hope to soon learn how many children we can help in the Oklahoma counties that were hit hard last month as well. We spoke again to our contact today and hope to know the answer–at least for Oklahoma needs–in the next few days.
Thinking we may know now why we received so many boxes between May 9th and July 2nd from our partner, Garan, Inc and the generous donation we received that we will use to purchase toys! God always knows ahead of time what we will need and was making sure it was sent! We will let you know what we find out after we contact the emergency management in the four hardest hit counties.
As always when a natural disaster happens–especially of this magnitude–we appreciate any and all donations as they will help us with shipping costs. Here is the link if you’d like to help. Donate ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team