Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that, build your house.” — Proverbs 24:27

Although hurricane season runs from June to November, the majority of our recent hurricanes in this part of the world have taken place between the end of August and the end of September, when the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico are at their warmest, so we are in the high season.

Here are some the recent hurricanes, and a very old one as well:

August 28, 2012 – Hurricane Isaac (Louisiana landfall)
September 13, 2008 – Hurricane Ike (Galveston, Texas landfall)
September 1, 2008 – Hurricane Gustav (Cocodrie, Louisiana landfall)
September 24, 2005 – Hurricane Rita (Texas and Louisiana landfall)
August 29, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina (Louisiana and Mississippi landfall)
September 8, 1900 – The 1900 Galveston Hurricane (Galveston, Texas landfall)

Notice that all these hurricanes take place between August 23 and September 24. We are almost in the zone now.

It’s time to prepare if you’re not already. Make sure you have enough supplies to last for 72 hours. It’s very hard to serve others if you aren’t prepared yourself. http://gulfcoastsynod.org/becominga72hourlutheran/

(The photo is Hurricane Katrina, which, as you can see, was nearly as big as the Gulf of Mexico.)