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May 25, 2011

The Day After

From Brent

I went out this morning to see who needed help and got some photos of some houses in our community. I can't imagine the disruption and hardship of having everything you own destroyed in 5 seconds.

You can clearly see the path of the sidewinder through this field.

This was a nice house last night. That is not a pile that
has been bulldozed into a heap... that's the pile left by the tornado.

This twisted chopper was tossed out of someone's garage.

It's hard to imagine that these "piles" were standing homes 12 hours ago.

Last night we saw construction material and objects flying hundreds
of feet in the air. No matter how big, they were like picking up feathers.

Trees, phone poles, fences, concrete... nothing gets a pass.

This house was across the road from homes that had little to no damage,
and the house before and after it looked barely touched.
There was probably a hundred yards between houses on this road.
Evidently that was a house and barn or garage. It was leveled.


Cara R. said...

Thank you for sharing those! Continuing to pray!

Anonymous said...

How devestating! Praying for all those effected over the last few weeks with all these horrible tornados. So glad your family was spared.

Praying from Michigan,
Kim M

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Jill Samter Photography said...

praise God you are all OK!

i'm so sorry for all of the families that have lost their homes. i pray they are all safe and accounted for!

we continue to pray for all of you during tornado season.

miss you and sending our love!

LaVon Baker said...

So thankful y'all are okay! I was sitting in the Q last evening watching the Weather Channel, monitoring my 4Warn on my laptop and praying for y'all.

Otter Mom said...

I live southeast of Tulsa and we had intense storms here, the closest we came to an actual tornado was the one that hooked off east about 30 minutes before it would have hit us and it caused damage there. We were right in it's path and were afraid it was going to hit us, I'm glad that we were spared but sad for the people that weren't. We were watching the tv and it sure looked like the 1999 storms all over again. I'm glad that you are your family are safe and that you didn't lose your house, but so many other people did and it's heartbreaking.

ajnrileysmommy said...

this is frightening to even look at! Praise God you and your family are safe!

Marie said...

That's absolutely awful Brent. Glad that your family and home are alright but praying for those who weren't so lucky.

Jenney said...

I was thinking of you guys last night as we huddled in our basement watching the weather on the news. All our area (Ohio) got was baseball (yes, BASEBALL) sized hail and damaging winds. I am praying for your community. So glad you and your home are fine.

Bobbie Bailey said...

Brent, I just saw your posting. Just wondering...did the tornado go through your home town? How close was it your home? What horrible devastation. Thankful for God's protection on your family, but really feel badly for those who lost their homes or loved ones.

Elizabeth said...

Glad you all are OK. So sorry for so many who aren't. We spent some time in our shelter with 20 other people due to the same set of storms.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Each time I see an image of the devastation being felt by such disasters - all over the world, my heart aches for those whose lives have been impacted. But the images also move me to pray for those whose lives have been touched - that many will come to know Christ through it all!

Blessings to you and your family, Brent!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage