I heard from my folks at about 2pm this afternoon. They are alright and are thanking God for keeping them safe and for keeping their house intact.
The electric company is saying that DeRidder could be without power for up to two weeks. The people there have some hard days ahead to get the town cleaned up and back on its feet. But they werenâ€™t hit nearly as badly as Lake Charles, which is just 45 miles southward.
There is much to be thankful for as we pray for those who were hit the hardest.