Saturday, March 3, 2012

Such a terrible storm...

First off, there are no photos, I'm not even sure how long my internet will stay on right now. I live in Kentucky and as you all know we were hit with tons of tornadoes yesterday. We are okay and I thank God for watching over us but at the same time I feel so horrible that so many of our friends and neighbors have lost everything....some even their lives...

Yesterday evening as the storms started, mom and my sister came out here to wait out the storms with us. It was a very scary time for us all. At one point we got word that the tornadoes were on the ground a few miles away from us and we were directly in their path. We even went as far as to move the mattress next to the bathroom so that we could cover with it quickly in the bathroom. Richard stayed on the front porch watching for funnel clouds. We had extremely heavy rains, huge hail, high winds and lightening. It is so scary when you can stand and watch the tornadoes pass by on both sides of your house!!! You immediately thank God for protecting your family but also pray for your other family members and neighbors that you know that is in its path.

There is so much damage here, it is hard to put it into words. The power, phone, and internet services are nonexistent most of the time. So it is hard to check on family and friends. We did talk to my brother right before the storms hit and he and his family were under a bridge trying to wait it out. They were Blessed and stayed safe!!! But that is not the case with so many others.

My aunt and cousins had lots of damage but they were not injured. So many friends that have lost everything. One of our good friends lost so much. Somehow he was caught outside when it happened and his wife and kids were in the house. The house and barn were total losses. His wife and kids are okay but he had a bad cut on the head and a bone sticking out of his leg. He had surgery this morning to repair that. His horse was found dead and literally wrapped around a tree!

The good people beside them were not as lucky. It dumped their house on it's top in the middle of the road. The elderly woman and her 14 yr old granddaughter lost their lives. The elderly man was flown out to a hospital and is critically injured. So sad....

We live in a very rural area with lots of hills and trees. It just saddens your heart when it is dark and you can see tons of flashlights in the hills where people are walking around looking for loved ones or when you can hear people yelling for help.

That is all for now, I'm afraid that my internet will go back off at anytime. Please just keep everyone in your prayers....trust me they need it and appreciate it so much!
Kristie

19 comments:

Libby said...

Oh Kristie! I was worried about you and praying for ya'll! We were so scared last night, but we came out ok. It hurts to see and hear all these stories! I am SO glad that ya'll are ok!

Andrea said...

I was concerned about you and your family and am so glad you're all ok. Such an awful thing - my heart goes out to those who are suffering - take care xx

Amelia said...

So glad to hear you and your family are fine...material things can be replaced...still hard to lose them though. I have been praying for those who were in the pathway of the many storms the last few days....do take care and keep us posted.

QuiltedSimple said...

So glad to hear you are ok!!! I'll be thinking of you and praying for you and yours!!!!
Hugs!!!
Kris

Janet O. said...

Kristie--I have been praying for those in the path of tornadoes. This just breaks my heart. How terribly frightening that sounds. I am so glad your family is okay, but so sad for those who have been dramatically impacted!

Kelli said...

Kristie, I'm so sorry to hear this! So glad you are all okay. My brother lived within a quarter mile of the Joplin tornado last year, and it was so horrible. You will all be in my prayers for sure as your community heals and recovers. xo

Me and My Stitches said...

How horrible. Thank God you are safe. Prayers and hugs to you and your family, friends and neighbors.

Honey Bear said...

So glad you and your family are OK. My prayers go out to you and all who have lost in these terrible storms.

Winona said...

Kristie, I am so glad to hear that you and your family are ok. This has been a bad year so far and spring hasn't even started yet. It is so sad to see pictures of the destruction and read the stories about those injured and lost. I will have your area in my prayers. Lord be with us all, because we have a long way to go before storm season is over.

Amy said...

Thankful for your family's protection from harm! My heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones and to those those that are injured. My thoughts are with your community.

Narelle said...

So good to know that you and your family are safe.
My thoughts are with you all and those who have sadly lost so much.

Cassandra said...

I sent up a prayer for you! :)

sarapatch said...

Sono felice che stiate bene,preghero' per voi .
Un abbraccio Sara

Tammy said...

Kristie, I was thinking about you. I'm so glad you and your family are okay. I have you and others, especially those who perished, in my prayers. And know that God has them in the palm of his hand.

agirlintheworld said...

I'm so glad you're okay! <3

~Jan

Yvette said...

Thank God you and your family are fine. I will pray for all those who lost their homes and lives. Such a horrible thing to have happen. {hugs}

Floss said...

Glad to hear that you and your family ar OK. My prayes to those that were not as lucky.

Sharon said...

I thought about you when I heard where the storms hit. And today I saw where you got snow on top of the rest of the damage. My thoughts are with you. We had a terrible tornado go through our little town here in Arkansas 3 years ago and some families are still rebuilding.

vtquilter said...

So glad you and your family are all ok.