Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Day of Storms

This has been a day of storms that started at 5:30 am for us......We had an embedded tornado in our town that did a lot of damage in our area......it hit the historical district where we lived when we first moved back to Alabama.......we rented this house until right before the yr was out......our landlord hit hard times and lost this house in order to keep the house his family are living in....so we had to move........I really loved this house even though it had some problems.....it was built in 1900 and she was a grand lady in her day.....she did need quiet a bit of work as she had foundation issues.....but with some tlc she could have been a show place.....below is pics of what she looked like this morning after the storm was over.....




 Windows out and more structural damage done from this storm......the tree fell on the master bedroom, foyer and living room and the attic apartment.......such a shame that this grand lady is now stricken and more damaged than before.....the foundation has shifted again which will probably cause her to be torn down.....sad when I think about it......we now live about one and a half miles from here......we did not have any damage which I know that God alone took care of us.....the section the above house is in is so damaged......many old trees and houses are now gone or will have to be torn down.....another section of town was hit hard with some fatalities........two schools were hit.......we are just now coming out of the storms.......my sister and bil had damage to their home late this evening in the second wave of storms......they live 11 miles from me in a beautiful valley and a tornado came through around 6pm......my grandparents house which is empty is totaled out also....its not far from my sisters house.....today has been very emotional for everyone in Alabama......so far the death toll is at 57 and they expect it to rise by morning......Please pray for all those who lost homes, and loved ones........there is a family of five with major injuries that are trapped in their house where my sister lives......please pray for them that they are extracted soon and treated......injuries include a broken back, a broken leg, a post through ones chest and the other two have similar injuries......they are having to be cut out of the home......My prayer for tonight is that the storm will die out without anymore damage.......

Wendy

8 comments:

Christine said...

Thinking about everyone and hope you all stay safe

Christine

creativedawn said...

Wendy,
I am glad you are unharmed. The Lord works in mysterious ways...It is a good thing you and your family were moved. I'm sad to hear about your sister's property as well as all the others who are suffering; those who have yet to be found; those who have lost everything...may all of you find strength in the Lord. I shall continue to pray for all of you....Dear Lord, let the storms be past...Amen.

hugz
Pam

Catherine said...

Wendy I've just finished reading about this in our paper and had no idea it was in your area.
My thoughts are with you and everyone else xxxx

Carol said...

These storms have been so numerous, strong and widespread. There were a record number of tornadoes in Alabama that day. Its hard to be glad that we are safe when so many have suffered so much damage.

DebbieM said...

Everyone in Alabama are in my prayers. I was listening to the Weather Channel last night, just praying for all the storms to pass. My niece lives in Hazel Green, I just hope she is safe this morning.

prsd4tim2 said...

So sorry for the damage and loss of life due to these storms. Thankfully, we missed the worst of them in the Florida panhandle. Prayers said for all concerned as you recover and rebuild.

Erzebat said...

glad your ok! those storms are heading my way in Va. we were lucky last time, not so sure about this round. how did Birmingham do? I lived there from 60-64. (mauh) Liz

Roxanne said...

So much devastation My heart goes out to you and yours and my prayers are going up.

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