These are pictures from after the first tornado came rushing right past my house yesterday. I would've loved to have given you pictures of the actual tornado....but I was in my hall bathroom doorway getting ready to take cover.
I was a little stressed as I stood there holding both my cell phone and my home phone in one hand and had three remotes (one for the t.v., for the cable box and the other for the surround sound system) in the other hand. We kept losing electricity and I was trying to figure out exactly how close the tornado was and trying to make calls to check on my boys.
My Hubby works out on a job sight and we apparently had cell service in and out (at times my phone would show 'emergency service only'). I made sure Roo would be safe at his school, verifying exactly where he would be going. I knew Taz was safe and secure inside his school as they had the schools on lock down and it wasn't time for him to be finished with school for the day. I was pretty sure that BA would also be in lock down at his school but I couldn't get through on his phone to verify. He had already been released for the day but was hanging around waiting for his girlfriend. Later he finally got through to us to let us know they were safe at her house where they have a huge walk-in safe place to go to.
I've lived here in 'tornado alley' all of my life so, even though I get a rush from my adrenaline pumping, there is also amazement. It's interesting and strangely beautiful how the sky can be so bright and then so quickly, everything goes still and turns to black. It is also so sad the trail it leaves behind.
The first (yes, there were several) tornado to come through went ripping, literally, right past my house. It was on the ground, chewing up debris, only one mile away. It took out a park that my children have played ball at and sits right next to the school BA went to. This tornado showed NO discrimination and wiped out some million dollar homes that sat along a local golf course. I was unable to take any pictures as they blocked off these sections and asked for I.D. for residents only to enter.
I thank God that we are all safe. I thank my Hubby for being my security blanket, coming straight home as soon as he knew the tornado was coming and going back out to bring my boys to me before the next one was due to come back through the same path. Also, thank you, all my blogland/twitter friends, for checking in on us and all the prayers.
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