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Thoughts and Prayers

I don't usually ask for T&P on TK but I feel I need to do SOMETHING.  My hometown in TN got nailed last night by the outbreak of tornadoes.  And right outside, where a lot of friends live, the town of Ringgold, GA was all but destroyed.  I was panicking for hours trying to get in touch with my mom and my best friend and her family.

I also found out that an old friend and 3 of his family members were killed in their home by the last tornado that swept through the area in Chattanooga, TN.

If you could spare some thoughts and prayers for the families and communities in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, it would be much appreciated.  I have never seen towns that I know like the back of my hand that devastated.  Ringgold has nothing left.  Grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants... not the mention the homes and schools.


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Re: Thoughts and Prayers

  • KnibletKniblet
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    This is a link to FB, a pro photog took these photos today.  You can clearly see the devastation this small town off the interstate experienced.  I drove this highway daily for almost 5 years when I was with my ex.  Scary.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/media/set/fbx/?set=a.10150178317618469.330602.759223468
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  • edited December 2011
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will definitely keep the people in TN, Alabama, and GA in my prayers. I am glad that you are OK. Sorry for what you have to go through.
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  • KnibletKniblet
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    Retread:  That part of the south is NOT used to that kind of weather.  In my first 30 years living there, I remember ONE tornado and it didn't do much damage.

    Seeing the pics, talking to people at home, hearing my mom freaking out on the phone was so unreal.  We are going on vacation in less than 2 months and must drive right through that area.  I know that there will be so much still in shambles when we make it down there.

    One friend is deathly afraid of tornadoes.  So she, her husband, and 2 year old went to her parents house to try to avoid the storms.  Sadly, she went to RINGGOLD and saw both funnels... one went by on one side of the house and the other funnel was on the other side of the house.  She was panicking.  But it's amazing that it can be that close to you and not do much to your house at all.


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  • AutumnFairAutumnFair
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    I have some friends in GA and that live 30 miles from the major storms but they go through the town frequently. They said the damage is just unimaginable and are very thankful they lucked out. But yes, much TP to your fam and friends Kniblet and to many other people in that region. You just can't comprehend sometimes the true power of nature and the destruction it can unleash.
  • MairePoppyMairePoppy Connecticut
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    Kniblet-I'm sorry for your loss.
    It was heartbreaking to watch the interviews on the news.Thoughts and prayers for your family and all those people who have lost their loved ones and homes.
                
  • KateG528KateG528
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    I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers. My mom's best friend in Roanoke Rapids NC got a tree through her roof the same night as all the tornados in Sanford NC and a couple friends in Dinwiddie VA got nailed a few weeks ago. You are right, this part of the south is NOT used to these tornados.
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    Knibs - I am sorry for the loss of your friend. Thankfully, where we live in GA, we haven't had anything but some strong winds, rain and hail the other night.

    I will definitely keep all those people in my prayers, especially those that have lost loved ones and all of their belongings.
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