Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tragedy

I can't even believe I'm typing this.

As if the horrific tornados that hit Tuscaloosa weren't bad enough, my tiny little hometown in central Alabama was completely devastated by a tornado tonight. Hundreds are without power, have lost their homes and belongings, and the last I heard, three lives had been lost, seven were injured and one was missing. Rumor has it that two of the lost lives were children, but nothing is official.

For a town with less than one thousand people (and one red light!), this is tragic. Definitely something that's going down in history. We'll be telling this tale to our grandchildren, for sure.

I am SO thankful my sisters were all safe. The tornado picked up literally a couple miles before their house and touched back down a couple miles after. It destroyed everything all around them, but not them. 

Please keep all of the people affected by this terrible storm in your thoughts and prayers. 
You always say, "Oh, that'll never happen in my town."

Except it did.

And it was bad.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Good thoughts and prayers for them. Tornados are so scary.

Judy said...

it has certainly been an epic tornado season....so sorry about your hometown, all those memories and lives lost.

i called my son in Birmingham when it touched down there but he said they were 25 miles from downtown, they live off 119 in Eagle Point.

Keeping everyone in our prayers!
Judy

HappyascanB said...

So sad. My husband's brother and wife life in B'ham, so we were calling them Wednesday evening to check on things. They were okay, but it's so sad for so many others.

Praying for you and your family and friends!

Blue Creek Home said...

Hi,
Read your comment at Gracious Southern Living. We live in Dadeville - on Lake Martin. We were spared by a couple of miles. It's amazing how much pain and destruction is all around our state.
I am thankful you and your sisters are safe. I have family in B'ham, Gadsden, Huntsville and everyone is safe too.
I never want to witness anything like this ever again.

Nice to meet you.
Rhonda

ABamaMom said...

Stephanie...found your blog thru Rhonda (Blue Creek Home). Just wanted to say "Hi" and to say I'm so glad you and your sisters are all safe! We live in Eva, AL...outside of Cullman...thankfully the tornadoes skipped over us. Anyway...nice to meet you even though it is in such a tragic way.