May 25th, 2011 by Jessica Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
I know, I haven’t posted in forever. I haven’t wanted to keep on posting without first posting about the tornado outbreak of April 27th. At the same time, I haven’t quite been able to put my thoughts down about that day either. So now, 4 weeks later, I still haven’t posted anything.
The day was scary and long. By the time the worst of the weather hit late afternoon, we were already exhausted from the multiple tornado warnings throughout the day. We spent a lot of time in our closet. We spent one of the warnings in a Chick fil A trying to keep our kids from seeing our worry. Our power went out sometime around lunch time that day and didn’t return til sometime the next Tuesday. The day after we fled once we heard that power wouldn’t be restored for many days. While we wanted to help in our community, that wasn’t going to be easy with two little ones.
We are extremely thankful that we came out the other side ok and with very little property damage. We know there were many who were not so lucky that day.
As I’m writing this, another storm system is set to come through. The local news has told us that there may be pop-up tornadoes, but not in the quantities and the strength we saw that day. I’m sure we will all be a little jumpy at the sound of the tornado sirens for a while.
I know other communities have been affected by this most recent line of storms in the past couple of days. We will keep them all in our prayers.