Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tornados!! (We're okay)

3 tornados hit Virginia yesterday.
The closest one to us hit Suffolk, which is about 20 miles away from us.
We didn't see, hear, or feel it.
The kids wanted to ride their bikes around outside. But I had them stay in.

About 200 people were injured, and 6000 didn't have power overnight.

At least one major road is still closed due to the damage.

Many were displaced and had to stay with friends or at shelters. I am very, very grateful that we were not harmed or even affected much.

But pray for those that were.


Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

What a wild weather week, snow, sand and tornados !!!


Lydia said...

and we have wild fires already but sunny skies. Lydia

lekiM said...

glad to hear that you and yours made it through OK.

I've always enjoyed a good storm, but i don't want to be in the middle of a storm like that.

Pikes Pickles said...

HOORAY- I just saw the news and immediately thought of you!

The damage was incredible. I am curios . Some of the newsclips look like our old neighborhood (Burbage Grant). We were at the foot of the bridge over by super Walmart. Was it that area?

Salt H2O said...

I'm glad you guys are OK!

Carrie & Karl said...

I was going to call and check on you, but today and yesterday were crazy. I'm glad you're ok. I'll talk to you later.

Della Hill said...

Thanks for the concern, everybody.
I have never lived in Tornado country before, and even just hearing the tornado warnings on the radio was a little scary.
I'm not sure where exactly it was in Suffolk. The best I can tell you is that several of the photos of the tornado were taken from a Lowe's.
Keep praying for the families that were hit.