Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 116 - Tornado Alley...

A small tornado went through our property last night...
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...as all six of us were huddled in the kitchen pantry.
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We lost electricity about 45 minutes before it moved through our yard...
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Our cell phones were dead...
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...so we got bits and pieces of information from a wind up radio sweet hubby found in a closet.
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As the brunt of the storm ripped feet from our house, these sweet babies were praying out loud for the safety of our family and their friends...
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When things calmed down, we looked out of the windows and although it was dark, we could tell there was some damage...
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But when daylight came, we were all pretty surprised to learn that the tornado not only hit our area, but right outside our door...
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At first, we thought we only had twenty or so trees down...
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But after walking the land, we realized the total is probably closer to forty...
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We had the three most concerning trees removed this afternoon...
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We were actually very encouraged with the way hubby's car looked after the 50 foot tree was removed from the hood...it might just be okay!!!
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We were pretty bummed to learn that our homeowner's insurance will not help with the clean up...
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We would have MUCH rather used the funds for a nice family vacation!
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Of course, we are SO THANKFUL our family {and home} is safe!
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We feel so blessed.
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Very blessed.
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We know our prayers were heard and answered.
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12 comments:

The Suri Story said...

Oh Amy, I am so thankful that you are all ok. I can't imagine how scared you all were. God was truly looking over you and your babies!

Good luck with all the clean up, looks like quite a job!

Renee said...

WOW! I'm so glad y'all are ok! That is SO SCARY!!!! I am absolutely TERRIFIED of tornados!

Parker and Janet said...

Oh my. How scary!!! Glad y'all are ok!

Karen Cleveland said...

so glad that you guys are OK. I can't believe how much damage you had. What a miracle that you and your family were not harmed.

Mom of 5 said...

Oh wow! I am so glad you were safe, and that your house wasn't damaged too. 40 trees? Oh my goodness. It got scary at our house, but it skipped over us...my kids and I were very stressed for a bit.

Emy said...

Oh no! So very thankful you guys are ok! SO SO SO Scary! :o(

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

I am so glad you guys are all okay! That must have been terrifying. I can't believe the insurance isn't helping at all, though- that is awful!

The Jennings said...

So glad yall are OK. Sorry about the damage to your property!

Hearing those trees fall must have been so scary!

Gretchan

nursling said...

Glad you all are okay; "things" can be replaced or fixed, but personal health and safety are always a priority!

The Garners said...

Oh Amy-I'm so so sorry about the damage at your place! SOOOO VERY THANKFUL that y'all are okay though!

Heather M. said...

Oh Yes! Thank God you are all ok!!! That does look like quite the mess....it will be cleaned up though...trees can grow again.

Lynette said...

To echo the others, very scary. I can't even imagine. Praying for you all as you pick up the pieces.