Monday, April 28, 2008

Tornados hit my area

We are save and sound but at lest 200 people were injured today when a tornado touched down in Suffolk Va. One small town was all but destroyed near there, and reports are still coming in. I was at work this afternoon when the storm came in, and got a frantic phone call from my daughter letting me know we were under a tornado warning. A warning as you know means a tornado has been spotted. She was frightened and I tried to comfort her. Thankfully her boyfriend stayed home from work to be with her and my grandson. I still had about two hours of work before my shift was over, so I snuck into the employee lounge a couple of times to watch the TV.
Thankfully the storms stayed south of us hitting Suffolk, but I really felt sorry for the people there. This is the first time that I can remember that a tornado has come this close to home.
Photos are still coming in.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness you're all ok! Be well, be blessed!

April 29, 2008 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

Oh no! How terrifying! Those poor people. I'm so glad you and your family are safe.

April 29, 2008 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I was thinking about you when I saw this. Glad you and yours are okay.

April 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Nydia said...

Storm, I'm so sorry for what happened, what a fright it must have been for all of you! Hope your area is rebuilt asap and life keep the pace. My best wishes from here!
Kisses from Nydia.

April 29, 2008 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger starnitesky said...

I am glad you are safe, it must be very frightening to be on tornado watch.

April 29, 2008 at 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very glad that you are okay! When I lived in Indiana we had lots of tornado watches and I don't think I ever got use to them!

April 29, 2008 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Willow Goldentree said...

I'm glad to hear that you're alright. Thanks for the update. :)

April 30, 2008 at 2:56 AM  
Blogger Gordon said...

What devastation! It must be very frightening when a tornado is nearby. Glad you're OK.

April 30, 2008 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger miss*R said...

I was thinking of you when I heard about these tornadoes. So glad you are safe! I feel so sorry for anyone who is affected by natural disasters. xo

April 30, 2008 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger kathyann said...

Thank goodness you and your family are ok,It must be terrifying to live them coming so close!Our thoughts and prayers go to those who were involved in this disaster!
Love from Kathyann and the girls

May 2, 2008 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Oh, my gosh,

I am so glad you are safe and sound. That was too close. I have lived in ND all my life and have never seen a tornado - and may I never see one.

May 2, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

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