Army of Mom

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5.10.2006

Deadly storms

Luckily, we dodged another tornado last night. Just about an hour east and a little north of us a tornado touched down and created a path of destruction that is clear from the news helicopters above. Houses were completely ripped from their foundations and there is a swatch of brown dirt that shows you the exact path of the tornado. It was very surreal to watch on TV this morning.

I got a call from my mother-in-law at 6:25 a.m. I was still snoozing, but she was worried when she flipped on the news and saw the storms in North Texas, just north of Dallas (which is usually a description of where we live). So, I flipped on the news and watched what happened overnight. We saw the weather coverage as the storms were heading in last night and they looked awful.

5 Comments:

  • At 8:57 AM, May 10, 2006, Blogger Christie said…

    You won!
    go get your award!

     
  • At 11:06 AM, May 10, 2006, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    I had no idea there was any bad weather around last night. I was into another episode of "Law and Order: SVU".

     
  • At 1:34 PM, May 10, 2006, Blogger Jenni said…

    I worked last nite and got to watch the whole thing on tv as it happened. It was eerie and it made me grateful that it wasn't happening where I was. :)

     
  • At 2:25 PM, May 10, 2006, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    Oh, yeah, I was thinking about you and your kin as soon as I heard tornado and Dallas in the same sentence. I'm really glad you were missed, but can feel the pain of those in the path.
    I've helped with clean-up a few times.

    Just last Sunday, a lady got up in church service during announcements and reminded us that two years ago in July, her house, 7 others along their road, and a car parts factory were ripped out by a tornado. No One was injured!
    The factory got rebuilt and has been working since Christmas.
    The replacement house, built several yards away, and much more sturdy, had the 'moving in' ceremony last week.
    What Mother Nature does in a night takes much longer to recover.

     
  • At 9:56 AM, May 11, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    The stories get worse. Heard on the news this morning that a teenage boy was among the three killed. He and his mom were hiding under the stairs of their home and he was sucked out from her arms. I just can't imagine and don't want to imagine that.

    On a brighter note, one man was called by some friends asking him to go down the street to tell an elderly couple about the storm and while he was there, the tornado hit. His home was completely destroyed and ripped from the ground and the folks whose home he was at survived and none of them were hurt. Amazing.

     

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