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Someone who lives in Tornado Alley must learn how to scan the skies. Maybe you even reassure yourself that tornadoes don’t happen all that often and it won’t happen today, either. Maybe that’s how you make it through a thunderstorm.

After seeing the pictures of the devastation in Ohio and the midwest I had the thought that none of those people would ever look at a darkening sky the same way again. How do you control the fear such an event like that must cause?

I haven’t the slightest idea of what it must be like to lose everything in a matter of minutes. I’ve always been one of those people who doesn’t attach a lot of significance to things, but this different. This is your home, your privacy, your corner of the world where you come to heal, hide away, and be totally yourself. What must losing that be like?

My thoughts and prayers — and I know they don’t seem to be valued nowadays, but they’re important to me — are with my fellow Americans who are picking up the pieces.

From the WHIO Radio website:

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