So its around 7:30pm and I'm getting ready to start walking for the night. I get ready, put my shoes on, get my hat, and find my C.R. wristband. As I open the van door to step outside and continue the journey, The skies open up and Tropical Storm force winds knock me over.
I just wanted to let you all know that these storms that have lighting every 30 seconds or so and winds that push people over is just one thing the average homeless child must deal with. They must find shelter as soon as possible and hope that they don't get kick out of where there at. Because as you know (if you read my Myrtle Beach blog) the criminalization of homelessness is something that these kids have to deal with as well. So if a storm opens up on them and they go somewhere public they could get into trouble.
These are just some things that I've found out during this trip. A homeless child has to deal with these problems that we just think 'I'll just go inside'. But here is the sad fact, They have nowhere to go.
Here its 8:11 pm and lightning just hit maybe 200 ft and the force shook the MCC. Then a Blue and Green and Neon White light flashed for about 20 seconds.
8:12 pm and lightning Again just hit about 500 ft away. This is so cool, but yet so very scary.
You know what I don't know what I would do if I was a homeless child in the woods right now. This is just horrific and I'm in a vehicle. Just imagine being 11 years old and having lighting hit only 300 ft away from your camp area. Your wet, your cold and your scared. This is (like I said earlier) just one problem these children face everyday.