Warning a non crafting post. It has been a long few days here in my town. I hope to get to crafting soon.
These are the words I wrote Sunday, After a F3 tornado came to town and turned many lives up side down. I still had no power or phone. My lap top happened to be charged so I took the time to write some. I have never in the forty plus years I have been alive seen such devastation. It is such an odd thing to drive out of your subdivision and go two blocks and where there was a subdivision it is no more. There are just pieces of homes, trees and what not. So this is my story. I am lucky the tornado did not hit my home and I am fine. Losing power and phone no big deal. I pray for those that lost it all.
Here is my Saturday:
About twenty four hours ago the City of Sanford changed for ever. A large tornado came through the city starting in Lemon Springs and moving quickly across until it finally stopped well beyond Sanford. It destroyed homes and large businesses. For the first time in my life I was not sure what would happen and what the out come would be. I sat in the bathtub for about 15min and when I did go out I had no power or phones. I at that point had no idea a tornado touched down less than a mile from my home. My neighborhood thankfully was untouched. Others were not so lucky, St Andrews Church area was leveled. As well as Lowes Home store and the Food Lion strip. The pictures I saw in the paper today were amazing. To get to church this morning I had to drive way out of the way. I passed areas that were completely leveled and then the next house had one window blown out. I passed the area where I believe it started. The house I saw was missing part of its roof and there were two tractor trailers laying on their sides as if some just tipped them over(above picture). Then when you looked left the path was noted by trees that looked as though someone just snapped them in the middle. As I sit here now I still have no power and have not seen the larger areas that were struck. My prayers go out to those that lost everything.
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