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Evacuees pray for strength

September 5, 2004

Albany -- Many evacuees  turned  to their faith Sunday to help ease their worry.

Randy Savage and his family, came to Albany Friday from Florida to escape the hurricane. They spent this morning worshipping at Byne Baptist Church.

"I saw on the news this morning that New Symrna Beach was getting hit pretty hard and chances are we are getting hit pretty hard too," says Randy Savage.

But, that's one reason this family is in worship service praying the hurricane doesn't destroy their home.

"I've seen other people and their faith and the journeys they've been on. They've had to start over. If we go back and there is nothing, the Lord is going to take care of us and see us through it," says Marjorie Savage.

And the Savages aren't alone in their trust in faith during scary times. Experts says prayer is the most common way people cope with disaster.

"I can't comprehend someone going through a situation like this without God in their heart," says disaster expert Charles Freeman.

No doubt many prayers will be said during the next few days, as Hurricane Frances continues it path of destruction.

The Savage family hopes to head back home Monday depending on the path hurricane Frances.

posted at 4:50PM by scott.hunter@walb.com