Saturday, April 30, 2011

Worst outbreak since 1925

I understand the death toll from the series of storms and tornadoes that hit the south is now up to 343, making it the second deadliest series of storms to hit the U.S. since 1925.

I cannot even begin to fathom the level of destruction left in the wake of these terrible storms. Our prayers are with the survivors as they rebuild their lives.


  1. Hubby's on the phone w/family in Tennessee...much flooding and more on the way. Tornado sirens getting lots of use. Life is much worse in neighboring states.

    Praying for God's guidance and protection on them all, and that they be strengthened and sustained through these horrifying times.


  2. Thank you so much, Patrice. I am from the small town of Barnesville, GA, though I don't live there anymore. (I'm an Air Force spouse, so we move a lot.)

    My parents are constantly sending me updates and pictures as they help with the recovery efforts. It is unthinkable that so many of the beautiful Southern homes I've known my whole life are now completely gone. But, the folks from my hometown are the kind of folks who believe that God is always good and that there are always blessings to be counted. They are taking care of each other and working hard, as usual.

    I did think of you yesterday, as my dad told me about several of our neighbor's cattle that had to be put down due to storm-related injuries, and a friend's horse who died when a wall fell on him. Very sad.

    Thank you so much for your prayers. I am praying too.

  3. The attention these disasters get in the beginning can be both heartwarming and hopeful.....Those prayers and wishes and aid need to be remembered for YEARS afterwards, it takes a long time to recover from these situations.....

    They're still struggling in New Orleans, as well....
    All the midwestern areas flooded, also....
    They're still struggling in Japan, and will be for a long time......

    As they fall from media exposure, unfortunately the support doesn't always last as long as the struggling does...

  4. It would be interesting to hear Pat Robertson's slant on this. I have never forgot how he blamed voodoo for the Haitian earthquake.

  5. You must really enjoy being a bomb thrower quedula. That is a good thing because your country will(in spite of its thousands of big brother cameras) will have its share. You can enjoy your ride into the great unknown with no fear, no regrets, no nothing really. Good for you. Good luck with that.

  6. !!! Is that AP by any chance?