Sunday, April 17, 2011

Can't Even Imagine...Send Prayers...

Can you imagine if this was your home? This is the scene all up and down North Carolina. Raleigh - my old hometown - was viciously struck yesterday by a tornado. 62 tornado's hit North Carolina yesterday leaving as many as 23 dead. My heart is crying.[photo by j bounds]
Trees and debris are everywhere. I found myself texting and calling friends and family most of the evening. Luckily they are all okay. However, so many people have just had their lives turned upside down in the matter of minutes. Can you imagine getting this tree off your truck or car and you yard?


Please pray for the family and friends who have lost loved ones. They not only have to deal with no power, no homes, but the loss of those that meant everything to them. Things can always be cleaned up, fixed or replaced. Nothing can ever fill the void when we lose someone we love.


This was a Lowe's Home store. You can imagine on a Spring afternoon how busy they were. The manager saved everyone - the customers and the employees. He gathered everyone to the back of the store. Angels all around us. The roof was blown off and much of the store collapsed. Many of the cars in the parking lot were overturned and thrown around. Everyone made it out alive!


Thousands are without power. It will take days to clear the trees, debris, and restring the power lines. We went through this when Hurricane Fran hit the city. It was several weeks till we had power. School's will be closed, people will be hurt cleaning up the mess. Yet neighbors will bond, random acts of kindness will come. Life will go on.




All through the South the same scenario is being played out. The devastation is everywhere. Here in Virginia yesterday was a day of bad weather, tornado's and three dead. These huge weather events are extremely scary. Please send out prayers for all of those dealing with the aftermath. They are much needed. Thank you!

5 comments:

Melinda Cornish said...

Angels are all around us.....They have my prayers and I am so glad your family and friends are safe!!!

Ann said...

my heart goes out to all ...
i will remember them in my prayers..it is so tragic.

Amy said...

I straight up hate
HATE
tornadoes.

these pictures are devastating.

Karyl said...

Elizabeth -- one of the first things that I did when I heard the news was to check on my family and friends who live in NC. I am more than grateful that they are all okay! My nephew is the videographer on the news helicopter for "abc11" in Raleigh and I was able to follow his trail online on their website. It felt weird to be seeing the devastation through "his eyes". I hope that you and all of your friends and family are okay.

Me and Bis said...

So devastating. Praying for all thise affected. I went to school (college) in Raleigh and loved it, so sad to see the destruction and loss of lives. Heart goes out...