Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Here I Go Again, Talking about the Weather

Sunday afternoon we had severe weather throughout the state of Alabama. I watched the local news the whole afternoon, not because I was fearful, but mainly because my husband was driving a bus filled with children and he was going to many different parts of the state. I was spending a lot of time in prayer for his and the passengers' safety. Also, my daughter was in another part of the state. Our local news station does an outstanding job of staying on the air and keeping us informed of where the worst weather is and who has the tornado warnings anytime we have a severe weather situation. When it came time for my city to have the tornado sirens going off, I was able to watch the radar on TV and I could tell that the worst part of the storm was just north of where my house is located so I didn't really feel threatened. And sure enough, all we got at my house was some rain and thunder. But just 17 miles north of me in Prattville, brick homes were destroyed and businesses were damaged. Some people who work at my office were affected and I feel pretty sure some people from my church were probably affected. There were a few injuries but no fatalities, thank God!

There was a beautiful sunset after the storm

9 comments:

Lori said...

Oh Kathy, that looks so awful. I will be praying for all.

Lori

Kentucky Bound said...

"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes . . .And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations."

Isaiah 61:3a, 4

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this storm.

Sandi said...

Kathy glad you are safe. However I still said a pray for those affected. Thanks also for your prayers for Dad

Pilgrim said...

Glad to hear you are OK. The power of weather is something else.

MondaythroughSunday said...

How awful! So happy to hear that you are alright..now I am off to call my brother!

sister sheri said...

Wow! It makes me think twice about complaining about Portland weather...

Nina said...

I thought of you when I read in the newspaper of tornadoes in Prattville. I'm so thankful there were no fatalities.

Liquid said...

OMGosh!

Yup, looks like the same storm that blew over us. Man, I sat in my hall and repeated the Lord's Prayer, over and over and over and over.

My heart is with everyone in this area.

Oh my.......

Sindi said...

I am glad you and your family are safe.

When you have the time please stop by my blog because I am tagging you for the Knowing me Knowing you Meme.