I’m writing this from my phone. We had a tornado touch down here late yesterday afternoon. What had been an intense thunderstorm suddenly turned into the scariest 15 minutes I’ve ever been through in my life. We had no warning, so we hadn’t taken cover. I watched as the top part of our dead hickory came crashing to the ground. I saw things flying through the air.
We still don’t have power. The lines from our house to the street are down. So are our neighbors’. The area around us is full of downed trees, cars in ditches. I saw scores of people walking home, passing by our house, because they’d had to abandon their cars.
Truly terrible. I have laundry to do, have to get packed, and I have no way to print out my train ticket. I slept a few hours but that’s about it. Say a prayer for all of the members of my community who are suffering right now. I’ve heard about roofs gone, cars crashed – it goes on and on.
But we’re safe.