Ohio and the Midwest

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.

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4 thoughts on “Ohio and the Midwest”

  1. Between flooding and tornadoes there are a lot of people hurting. We spend part of Thursday evening in our basement due to tornado warnings. An F0 hit less than a 1/2 mile from us. Fortunately mainly took done trees, damaged a few cars but nothing near what others have been going through.

  2. My husband’s aunt and grandmother lost everything in the Baton Rouge flooding a few years ago. They had survived multiple hurricanes previously with mostly power outages, but that flooding was so devastating. 90+ years of life’s accumulation gone in a few hours. They were rescued by the Cajun Navy.

  3. We even had a couple small tornados here in New Jersey last night – I had the news on & was watching the live tracking so know I was far enough south, but my sister-in-law (her house was in the track) was sitting in her basement. Trees came down, and lots of power lines were taken out, but nothing like the devastation in the midwest with the total destruction of homes. Crazy weather!

  4. Watching it on the news just made me cry. Those poor people losing everything in minutes. I told my husband we are so lucky we have to only worry about earthquakes.
    I also send my prayers.

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