MARCH TORNADO IN ALABAMA
As promised before my computer met the Grim Reaper, I want to share some pictures of the tornadoes that rolled through my community on Friday, March 2nd. This particular tornado was close to my daughter and it eventually hit a local High School. All students were safe but damage to the building was extensive. After last April 27th, students take the weather very seriously and teachers report you could hear a pin drop in the halls. The student bodies range from 750 all the way to 2300 in the 5 High Schools and in every one, the silence was deafening pierced only by the sound of flying debris and the roof being blown off. Can you imagine the terror those students and teachers felt?
This tornado hit my son's place of business, 5 miles from my home.
How would you like to see this roaring straight toward you?
My son's boss was sitting at this desk when the tornado hit! He and my son saw the tornado coming but unlike my son who got in his car and ran to the church basement next door basement, Billy went BACK to work thinking he was invincible. A second storm came through after this one, and Billy ran with another co-worker and secretary outside to lay down in a culvert with 4-5 inches of standing water AND 165 mph wind! He said he had never been more afraid in his life and thought to himself, "What a stupid way to die!" He had been warned and chose to ignore the warning.
God got his attention...FINALLY!!!
We have fussed at Billy for years about his indifference to tornado watches and warnings.
You saw this picture of the Storm PIT last week.
Don't you love the wet floor?? This is a PIT I tell ya!! I hate it!
NEWS FLASH...Mr. Gmama is drawing up plans for a NEW STORM SHELTER!!
I'm sitting on the bench right across from the Grandpeeps here. We have an extra kiddo...my granddaughter's best friend had to come home with her because her mother, a teacher, was chaperoning cheerleaders to the State Basketball Tournament. Can you feel the WORRY that Mama had knowing she couldn't be with her child during a severe storm and have to rely on a friend to make sure your child gets to safety?? One of the most important Mommy Fear's as the children grew up was my need for the family to be together in ONE PLACE during Tornado outbreaks. If one was going to be blown away, by Golly, we were ALL going!!
That's my Storm Story for now...
Spring has just begun and the long range prediction is for my neck of the woods to have a high number of tornado outbreaks...
Till next time...