In my last post I mentioned we were expecting bad weather this week. Well it hit Alabama yesterday. There have been numerous tornadoes in our state ...one after the other. Storm sirens going off ... the weather people were on television all day long warning of the storms. So many people do not have power or water. We are so lucky to have power and survive the brunt of any of the tornadoes. We have found debris from houses in our yard. The huge tornado that tore across the state was south of us by several miles. Tornadoes were north of us also.
Dozens of people are dead ... people missing. The last count I heard was at least 162 dead here in Alabama, more I am sure to be found. So many more injuries. Homes and entire towns destroyed. In Tuscaloosa where The University of Alabama is located, businesses, homes and apartments destroyed. Students killed and missing. So sad. I watched the tornado on TV as it made its way through homes and businesses. Twisted metal everywhere and cars tossed upside down. Some towns no longer exist.
We were so lucky here in my town. People are coming from surrounding towns to our local gas stations. Walmart is packed with people buying water and food.
Yesterday morning my husband and I received a call from my aunt (who has been like a mother to me since my mother went to Heaven years ago) that my sweet precious uncle (who was like my dad) was not doing well in a Birmingham hospital. He had fallen last week and broke his hip. He passed away as tornado warnings were going off in the hospital. We were standing over his bed in ICU as the first of the storms passed through. Another of my family members gone to Heaven with Amber. I can just see my Amber and uncle reunited again!
The sun is shining here today as I help my aunt with funeral arrangements for my uncle. It has been a sad couple of days. A sad day for my family and other families who have lost their loved ones from the tornadoes.
Please pray for the families of our state and surrounding states.
Thanks for visiting and God Bless!