Monday, January 23, 2012

tornado alley?

early monday morning around 3:30am, we were woken up by the tornado sirens and texts on my cell phone. the weather was turning bad and tornadoes had already touched down and were headed our way. we headed to our safe place and watched my favorite weather man, james spann on the news broadcast. when he said, "he respect the polygon"...we obeyed. we watched as it luckily moved just south of us and caused no damage.

as the tornado turned, it made it's way to my mom and dad's neighborhood in center point. thankfully, they were okay with minimal damage of a tree falling over their wooden fence. easily replaceable, whereas their lives are definitely not. that morning after the schools opened up at 10:00am, i drove over to my mom and dad's house to find them without power and my mom raking the leaves. i was so glad to see her. i knew everything was fine in her eyes when she told me, "i guess your daddy and i will go bowling tonight." love it. here's a pic of one of the trees that fell, missing their house...

as i left, i drove around a bit more in the winewood area. it seemed like every tree was blown down and some houses were completely wiped out as well as their local jet pep gas station. crazy sad. also, according to the news and facebook pictures, neighborhoods in the trussville/clay area received the most damage. there were two deaths total (a 16 y/o girl and an 82 y/o man). praying for families everywhere. it's crazy to think that this is the second string of deadly tornadoes to whip through alabama in less than 9 months of each other. when did we become the new tornado alley? now every time i hear the sirens, my heart starts racing. here's a picture of a neighborhood in trussville that was taken from a friend on facebook...

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