Last night was a stormy one for the residents of NoAla. We had been warned that Monday and Tuesday would be bad days. So we were watching the skies. I had a dental appointment in Huntsville at ten am so I drove over there to get my dental work completed. My dentist relayed to me that all afternoon appointments had been cancelled...it does not take much to get someone to put off going to the dentist he joked. I had a few errands to run and the sky was clear so I did not get home until one o'clock in the afternoon. Around four the weather began to turn nasty. Marvin came home from work and I texted all my children to make sure they were safe. Priceville just had rain, thunder and lightning but to our north several communities took a direct hit. Two people were killed in Athens. They lived in a mobile home park and refused to go to the storm shelter. Many of our communities have storm shelters open during tornado weather. Some folks have had small tornado shelters built on their property. Check out my blog friend Myra's post at My Blessed Life,she had a shelter installed just recently. Most of us Southerners have a healthy respect for tornadoes. After the terrible storms of three years ago, most Alabama residents have a tornado plan and have learned to have extra supplies on hand in case the electricity was off for multiple days.
Ben, Katy and their little ones were in their basement at 11:45 last night when I got a text asking me to pray as a large tornado was on the path to their home in Bluff Park. Katy texted me about ten minutes later to tell me that the tornado fizzled out before reaching them!! Thank you God for answered prayers!!
Local schools are out today. I will have Landon and Kendall here with me unless Amelia's work place is closed. Poor Landon is not feeling well but we are not sure if his pediatrician will be open today. Everyone is in the batten down the hatches mindset. More storms are predicted for this afternoon. Please say a prayer for us!!