The world's leading climate experts determined that Hurricand Irene would slam New York City and surrounding areas with a devastating force not seen there in history.
New York began shutting down and people evacuated the city for the first time. The total destruction expected would cripple NY and our economy to the extent that the USA could come to an end.
After the storm passed over New York with minimul effect, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other leaders in New York and New Jersey were criticized and accused of 'overreacting" to a possible emergency.
It was a proper action. The storn trackers were correct in their assessment. However, America once again took to effectual fervent prayer and with some minor exceptions, New York City was saved. This was a factual display of the power of prayer.
There were other examples this past couple of weeks. As the Indianapolis State Fair was about to open, the headline attraction, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles, known as Sugarland Duo, was about to go on stage when the stage manager, Hellen Rollens noticed the threatening skis and called them back as they were about to go on stage, along with their musicians, for a quick circle of prayer.
A split second later, a 70-mph wind gust slammed the stage and steel over-hang causing it to collapse, killing five people and injuring dozens more. TV viewers from around the world saw it happen.