Thursday, April 28, 2011

Devastation Across The South

As many of you know, tornadoes ripped across the Southeast last night. Loss of life is climbing toward the 300 mark, with many areas losing power, water supplies, and cell phone service.

It is hard to imagine just what it is like when these tornadoes come through, but this video does give a good idea, both of the magnitude of the tornado itself, and the impact on the person filming it:

4-27-11 Tornado Tuscaloosa, Al from Crimson Tide Productions on Vimeo.

It is just gut and heart wrenching.

Sadly, these tornadoes are not all that are going on in the country weather-wise right now (video provided by an old friend who lives in Metropolis):

These are difficult times on so many levels. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by these tornadoes, and by the raging floods that hit this week, and the waters that continue to threaten. For those whose lives were lost, for those whose lives were altered, for those who lost their homes, pets, or workplaces, my deepest sympathies.

These are the issues that matter, the lives and livelihoods of our fellow citizens. They need our support, our caring, and whatever aid we can provide them. They are our neighbors, our families,and our friends. They are us...


Mary Ellen said...

That film of the tornado was amazing. That poor guy filming it was obviously stressed and breathing heavily as he filmed it. I don't know if I would have had nerve to sit there and film.

My prayers go out to all who have suffered through these devastating storms.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh...and I forgot to add this. If you think lightening can't strike twice, watch what happens to this guy. Watch the video to the very end. Yikes!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, ME -

I know - it chokes me up every time I watch that video. The videographer's response - without words - conveys so, so much.

I have family in MS, and checked in with them today. They had a number of warnings, and their town suffered a little bit of damage, but mainly, everyone was okay. Thank heavens.

WOW abt the video!