We spent over 2 hrs without electricity, and alot of those hrs I sat in a bedroom closet with a 4mth old, 2yr old, 3 yr old and 6yr old-it was great really. I listened as hard as I could over the noise of 4 kids in a closet to the little Spider Man radio I had. The entire time fearing for us, knowing the tornadoes were being shown on TV (the radio was broadcasting a local station) and were WAY to close to my house for comfort.
This is what I was hearing not seeing on TV. This area is just a few miles from my house
This is becoming to often of an occurrence here it was almost 3yrs ago to the day that I was huddled in my closet with my 3mth old and 3yr old, that day we did suffer damage to our house today we were lucky but so many were not.
So tonight hug your kids and say a prayer or what ever it is you do for all those in my city that have lost everything today in the storms. A mother and her 9wk old infant are the only 2 confirmed dead but many more were injured.
Hubs is out right now being the wonderful man that he is and helping do cleanup, he left with his chainsaw as soon as he got home from work. I have talked with most everyone I know in the areas hit and everyone is OK.
So today I got out for baseball and a birthday party, seeing some of the devastation that was close to our house is terrible. Shane helped at two different locations last night cutting trees, neither of those areas had been mentioned on the news. I am not sure of the confirmed number but there were multiple touchdowns. They have rated it as an EF3 with some areas EF4 which is just unheard of here. The devastation stretched 23 miles. Over 500 homes suffered damage Thankfully no more people were found dead and only about 40 or so people were injured which in a town our size is amazing.