Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tornado








The storms came through shaking the ground in a few places. In this sleepy town a twisting mess was produced in  a matter of minutes. Many had stories of last minute runs to  a shelter, and no harm came to humans.Close by I have been watching a rookery of herons, but didn't go down to see if they remained safe.There was a bit of a shock to arrive here and see all the  that has manifested here since this happened Saturday evening. Lots of television crews mingled with hundreds of volunteer workers. I met people from 300 miles away.That strength in neighbor helping neighbor is what keeps these areas strong. Renewed faith and happiness floats along a gentle prairie breeze.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Steve; what remarkable photos and so thankful no one was hurt. Gosh, nature is so strong and well, when she wants her own way, she gets it!

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  2. Wow. The strength of nature. It's a reminder we aren't in control.
    Quite the pictures....glad no person was hurt.

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  3. the tornados have been very active everywhere.

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  4. These photos tell a terrifying story. Tornadoes are not to be taken lightly.

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  5. I lived in Sidney for four years and I am very familiar with Thurman. It is sad how Percival has been destroyed. I hope Thurman can come back and they all don't move away.

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  6. A tornado took my grandmother's entire house away back in the 80's in Manson, Iowa. Same thing there... people came out of the woodwork from hundreds of miles away to help.

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  7. Sad, Steve, but glad no humans lost their lives... AND--I love it when volunteers from all around come to help. People helping people ---that's what life is all about. Praise God.
    Betsy

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  8. My thoughts have been with those in our region that lost life and home. Nature can be beautiful, or devastating in it's presence.

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  9. Thankfully nobody was hurt but what a frightening reminder of how powerful nature can be. Please keep us posted about the herons.

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  10. Very scary. Thankfully no one was hurt. A tornado went through the neighborhood I live in back in 1985 but I didn't live here then

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  11. That's an awful scene. Great that everyone survived. A big cleanup is ahead for somebody.

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