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Old 04-28-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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I am from Alabama - as you know the south experienced some horrible super cell storms and tornados yesterday. To give some perspective - it hit our neighborhood at 5:30 am in the morning - at 10:00 last night the state was finally clear of all tornados. We literally tumbled down our stairs to the basement in pitch dark as the power went out. We could hear the trees snapping. Five minutes later it was over. We looked out our window to find the 30 trees in our backyard reduced to 3. Trees uprooted and the root systems the size of cars. Our neighbors across the street not so lucky when two trees fell across their house. No one hurt though other than the bumps and bruises we experienced with our mad dash down the stairs. Later, another system hit our state - cites reduced to rubble including my hometown of Cullman and many more around the Birmingham area and in Tuscaloosa where the University of Alabama is. Many lives and homes lost. Hug your families tonight. Life is so precious.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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Hugs to you, Nancy!

My children were frightened by the constant sirens we had for two days, although the worst of the storms didn't really come near us. Since we've seen the news, they've gotten even moe worried.

I wish there was something that could be done to fix everything in Alabama magically. You'll be in our thoughts.
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Oh Nancy that makes it so much more real - to hear your story! So thankful that you and your family are all ok and your house made it through. But we're so sad for all those who lost their homes and loved ones!! You'll definitely all be in our prayers as you clean-up and rebuild!
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Nancy:

I live in Hoover too!!! Do you all need anything? We were lucky to only be without power for 12 hours. Please let me know if I can get anything to you. We have two dear elderly friends who live in Cullman. We have not been able to get in touch with them, but my sister is going over there tomorrow to check on them.
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Hugs. I am glad you are safe. What a horrible storm
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Sending prayers your way. I had just moved to California a few months before the Northridge earthquake so I have some idea of your fear and sadness right now. Take care.
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As Valli said above the worst of the storms bypassed Memphis. My thoughts and prayers are for the people who were hardest hit.
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I'm so sorry that you had to experience such awful storms. It has been heavy on my heart all day today. All of you will be in my prayers.
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So glad that your family is safe! Watching the devastation on the news is so surreal.

Everyone will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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Thank you everyone. I appreciate it. Things are so bad here. The destruction is just so unbelievable. It makes me realize how blessed we are as a neighborhood that no one was hurt and no houses completely destroyed. Our tornado has been classified as an F2, those in other places were F4 and F5. I actually feel guilty that we have power and are comfortable.
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Oh my word, Nancy. I'm so glad that everyone is okay. And thank you for reminding us how lucky so many of us are.
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