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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hard To Believe

It's hard to believe that 5 miles away from where we live a tornado ripped though. 

Yep...The National Weather service confirms that it WAS a tornado.  Many homes damaged, some completely.  Fortunately no loss of life that I'm aware of, but 3 people were injured.  I can't imagine.  There's not even a tree limb down in our neighborhood.  Even my "hoopty" is still upright.

I left for work this morning taking my usual drive route.  The cops had the country road that I travel on blocked and I had to double back almost to my house.  I circled around and hopped on the freeway to get from one exit to another and during that one mile of freeway you could see the debris from the homes that were torn up. 

I pass these neighborhoods every day on my way into Charlotte.

The finger of God.  Amazing.

Thanks for all your thoughts and wishes.  We're fine.  Even though I was prepared to go to the closet, it never seemed bad enough here at our house.  I've heard people say that you WILL know if a tornado is coming.  The only thing that had me concerned  last night was the curved shape of the storm cell on the radar.  Other than that, it just seemed like a really bad thunderstorm. 

(Shaking my head)  You just never know, do ya?


  1. I just hopped on to check on everyone, and I'm so glad you're well. :)

  2. Glad all is well.
    I remember when I went through Andrew, the sound was almost unbearably loud. It actually DOES sound like a train running through your house.
    Stay safe.

  3. Glad you're ok. We squeaked by also!

  4. We didn't get too much up here in Raleigh. We got it last year though. Glad to hear everything is OK. It is amazing.