Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Toto we're not in Kansas anymore..."

Quoting Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz... because it was the only movie to pop in my head about tornado's.
We had our fair share of some really bad weather last night. Although we weathered the storm well, and had no damage, there was a tornado that touched down extremely close to our home. It knocked down a couple signs, as well as some electric poles... and completely demolished a Chuck-E Cheese. From my understanding from the news no one was hurt/killed in this part of the tornado, but it skipped a bit and touched down two more times before going away, and in the process completely tore apart some massive homes in Edmond which is just NE of where we live in Northern OKC.
Unfortunately it is being reported that 8 people lost their lives last night and I think most of that was due to the destruction of another tornado that touched down in Lone Grove and moved up through Ardmore... neither of which are close to us at all. This tornado was being reported last night to be over a half mile wide.

All we can do is pray for the families that lost possessions, homes, and friends and family in this natural disaster.

I hope that this is not leading us into a terrible tornado season. We have been very lucky since moving here over 4 years ago... I pray that it will only stay the same!

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