My mind has not been on blogging today as I have 2 friends that live in the Oklahoma Moore area. As you must know by now a massive tornado scythed through Moore leaving utter devastation. I emailed LyannV (who regularly comments in my blog and her face can be seen four times on the 55 Blogs I Follow on my sidebar) who lives just east of Moore/Norman and I had no reply for quite a while. She managed to get to an internet cafe and emailed me with the news that her family are okay, extremely shaken up. Her house is okay but without water or electricity. A relation of hers live in the path of the tornado. The house was totally destroyed, their dog was killed but they survived by crouching in their bathroom Another friend lives near Lake Draper, east of Oklahoma City and saw the tornado barrelling towards the house and luckily at that point the tornado lifted off the ground and vanished back into the clouds. Please pray for them, and all that are enduring great hardships and loss at this time.
I was just about to post this and an email has just come in from LyannV which says
Thank you so much for checking on all of us – you are such a sweetheart!
My children go to Norman schools – they were kept yesterday until the storm passed. I stayed with friends who have a storm shelter, up the road. The main tornado hit about halfway from my house to the rink, but there smaller ones that hit nearby – power lines were down everywhere. Fortunately they have been able to restore power to my neighborhood.
We have family and friends who live in Moore who have lost everything, but at least they have their lives. It’s very strange to see familiar places where we visit and shop, all totally devastated. I am so thankful we weren’t on the highway coming home from the rink – the tornado hit the highway exactly where we drive back and forth, and there were fatalities there where people couldn’t get off the road.
I’m also grateful I knew better than to chase that tornado
Right now we’re getting ready to go to Eva’s elementary school graduation.
I’ll check back soon
Hugs and Love,