Thursday, August 20, 2009

Holy Tornado Batman!/Part 2

Normally on Thursdays, I take part in You Capture. This weeks assignment was peace. As you can see by the pictures, we have no peace in our town today. We had a tornado last night. I saw the funnel cloud. It was awesome and terrifying all at the same time. It was massive and you could see it sucking debris up into it. I wanted to stay and watch it, but reality sunk in (via my daughter and son-in-law) and we ran for the house and the safety of my basement. It was so loud and the winds were tremendous. By the time we made it into the basement, it was over. The aftermath was sometihng I will never forget.

The first two pictures are of the tree that came down on our fence. We had part of a tree come down in the front yard and a lot of debris from trees all over the yard. We had no power. We were all safe. The house was fine. So were the cars and the pole barn. The pool is still standing. Thank God, all was well with us. Nothing we couldn't handle.

The rest of the pictures are of the town close to our house. Most of them are within a two block radius of our house. We were so lucky. I'm pretty sure that my dad was an angel sitting on my shoulder last night taking care of us. Thanks dad!!

When it all sinks in, I'll tell you the long story of how when we got in the house I was screaming for my husband and other daughter who weren't answering at first. Talk about panic. I'll tell you about other people who didn't fair as well as us and how I almost wasn't home when it hit. Like I said, another post.

Go to Beth's and check out the real peaceful posts. That's where I am going to calm myself and bring down my blood pressure.








































































































































26 comments:

  1. So scary. Great captures, though!

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  2. Thank God you guys are alright. Thank you for sharing the pictures - it's amazing what mother nature is capable of.

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  3. Amazing, and yes, your guardian angel was on your shoulder. If you guys need help with anything let us know.

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  4. P.S. Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or did you give your blog a face lift? I love it!

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  5. Wow! you started the school year off the a bang, girl! So glad you & yours are safe!

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  6. Crazy. And crazier that a mile away, we had no clue anything was going on. Just glad everyone's safe and sound. And... just got the call that school (every building!!) will be in session tomorrow.

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  7. I'm so sorry! So glad you all are safe.

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  8. So glad y'alla re safe. Prayin for those who are in need. :)

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  9. Wow! So thankful you are safe...and assuming your husband and daughter did eventually answer! A little jealous that you got to see the storm. Praying for you and all in your town as you rebuild!

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  10. Holy cow!! I'm glad ya'll are safe!! Amazing, but scary!

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  11. Oh my! I literally just sent an email asking how you fared with the storm when I saw you'd updated. How scary, but also, how amazing that no one was seriously hurt last night!

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  12. Oh.My.Word! How scary! I'll be saying prayers of thanksgiving tonight that you and your family are all okay!

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  13. Wow, I can imagine the panic and then feeling such relief that your family was okay. I'm so sorry for the damage, though. I look forward to reading your next posts about it.

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  14. Glad your only damage was minor and that the things that matter are just fine!!

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  15. Yes, you do have your Dad angel. I went through all of your photos, and I am speechless and frightened just looking at them... never mind being there. I am so very thankful that you are all OK and that you found each other. The word panic cannot describe how you must have felt. I think tornadoes are the worst thing. I have never been in one, or near one, but your description makes them even more fearful to me. We have hurricanes here on the east coast, but we have so much warning... days, in fact. Oh, I just cannot thinking of how thankful I am for all of you. Prayers to all who have felt this destruction... and please let me know if there is anything I can do from here.

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  16. Glad you all are okay, Nancy!! That must have been pretty scary yet awesome at the same time.

    Great pics - thank you for sharing.

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  17. Oh my word! I'm so glad you are ok! A tornado is the scariest of all storms to me and those pics are proof that you are blessed to be safe and sound! Hugs!

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  18. so glad that there were no injuries.
    my mom and i were looking the windows of a house for sale, not even a block away from CMS when it hit, we were in my van thinking, holy crap...what are we doing to do?

    Luckily it was over almost as quick as it started!

    I am thankful for all of our town that it wasn't worse off! Glad you and your family are ok!

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  19. I was just closing the windows in the house like you asked me :)

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  20. So glad you are all okay. Tornadoes scare the crap outta me!

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  21. So Glad that all is well with you.

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  22. Wow. Glad you and your family are OK!

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  23. Oh my gosh. That is crazy! I will pray that everything returns to normal quickly. I can't even imagine! So glad you were unharmed!

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  24. Hope that everything gets cleared up and back to normal soon.

    I love what ShowSomeLoving's comment said...
    (too funny!)

    Happy to hear you all are alright!

    Blessings & aloha!

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