Virginia Residents: God Intervened in Irene
VIRGINA BEACH, Va. -- Nearly 250,000 homes were still without power Monday, thanks to Hurricane Irene's incredible wind and water.
The storm took the lives of four people in Virginia, including an 11-year-old boy killed when a tree crashed into his apartment home Sunday.
When Irene struck with all its might, the waves were coming in close to the famous Virginia Beach boardwalk and the wind gusts were from 40 to 50 miles-per-hour.
The winds eventually topped 60 mph, making the Atlantic Ocean look like a boiling cauldron and snapping trees both young and old farther inland. The strong winds also took the downtown Virginia Beach ferris wheel for a ride.
The sun re-emerged Sunday, bringing with it relief from both the winds and the rain. It was an answer to prayer for many people like Pastor Ken Gerry of the New Life Christian Center who had prepared for the worst while hoping for the best."God intervened with this. We were just praying that the storm would disorganize, dissipate, weaken,"CONTINUE