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Friday, November 22, 2013

Tornado 3

On Tuesday, My Shug asked me to go check on his Mom.  She is in an assisted living facility and cannot hear to talk on the phone.  On my way there, I drove past one of the areas that got hit.
 This is the roof to a bank that was hit. The roof is on the ground.  The bank was leveled.  I don't know what happened to stuff in lock boxes.

And again, what I did was drive by and hold my camera up and just snap pictures.  I had to keep my eyes on the road.  Traffic was horrible.

After visiting my MIL, I went to the grocery store across town.  These pictures aren't great, and I did try to edit them, but it gives you an idea of the damage on one street of many.

 When I got to the end of the street, it was closed.  I had to turn down another street, and even in that area, windows had been blown out of homes. 
 When I got home, these trucks were all over the area we live!!!  YAY!!!  I was thanking them and clapping I was so happy!
 We didn't get power until the next morning. 
 But that evening, the wind died down, and my Shug fixed the TV antenna.  We hooked up the generator to the TV and watched a show before going to bed. 

Our town had over a thousand businesses and homes damaged.  We are seeking federal aid.  The thing one died.  It's going to be hard for a lot of people and it's not just stuff to them.  It's their life.  But it can be replaced.  I now value things like a hot cup of coffee, lights, heat, warm water, running water, toilets flushing, a get the idea.  And as bad as our town got hit, it was nothing at all like the Philippians.

Cindy Bee


  1. What a terrifying mess. But as you say, no one was killed...'stuff' will be replaced.
    Jane x

  2. Cindy, You did get some decent photos. I have not been to Kokomo since the tornadoes....I do not want to get in anyone's way.You are so right, it's a blessing to be safe...but those damaged homes and businesses are peoples homes and livelihoods. I hope they get some government help. xoxo,Susie

  3. Thank God everyone was safe!!!!...:)JP

  4. This devastation just hurts my heart. A true blessing that all were safe.

  5. Wow ! What destruction & devastation... I am glad you're safe.


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