Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Diamond Creek

This post is for letters C and D for the A to Z challenge!
If you are here from the challenge, please say hello and I will try to get back to your blog as well.  Also, please feel free to pull up a chair, cruise around my blog, and stay as long as you would like!

I am sorry to those who stopped by yesterday expecting to see a C post, and to their dismay only found letter B.  I live in the Dallas area, and we were bombarded by tornadoes yesterday afternoon.  So far, they national weather service is thinking 12-13!!!  I was glued to the tv, watching everything unfold and last night I was watching the tremendous stories of survival (example: a grandmother holding onto the foot of her 18 month old grandson so that he would not be sucked up by the wind from the tornado!)

I am so very thankful that I live in an area that was not hard hit at all, we only had some rain.  Others, were not so lucky.  Arlington, Lancaster, and Forney were the hardest hit.  Tornadoes ravaged the cities and leveled houses.  Hail was the size of tennis balls, and semi truck trailers were thrown through the air like rag dolls.  The tornadoes damaged schools and nursing homes, and we, as a community, are praising God that no one was killed.  There were some injuries, some people that were taken to the hospital, but everyone is alive and counted for!!  Praise God!!

My dad and step mom live in Forney, less than a mile away from Diamond Creek community (click on the link for photos and more), and it is so scary to think that my step mom was home the entire time under the stairs in their house. 

The community is coming together to help one another.  There have been multiple donation centers open, and people are flooding them with the items they need.  There is also an orientation center set up, so people can go, get certified, and go volunteer for the clean up.

Please keep the DFW area in your prayers, as the people affected begin to piece their life back together.

Photo by Leslie Gilliam


Ro @ Eat Live Move said...

I thank God that no one was hurt too. I will certainly keep you guys in my prayers!


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Chippy said...
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Chippy said...

And there was me thinking we were hard done by in the UK - boiling hot sunshine last week, snow this week - I know nothing of this world!!!

Glad to hear you are okay.

P.S. I deleted my last comment because of the abysmal spelling I missed!


Jessica L. Foster said...

Wow, tornadoes can be frightening. Glad you and your family made it out safe. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

First time visitor and great to meet you! I saw the images on the news. Tornadoes are awesome and frightening. Glad to hear you're okay!

Stephen Tremp
Co-host A to Z Challenge

MiChelle said...

Prayers to you all! What a scary time.

Elayne said...

Hi there! Stopping by from the A~Z challenge. It also looks like we live close by each other based on our D posts :)
Glad you and yours are safe!
elayne from~

Masquerade Crew said...

I have family in Ft Worth and Arlington. My brother called me and said, "I was IN a tornado." Of course he was kidding. You would have to know my brother to understand.

A received a lot of comments today from my neighbors and co-workers, expressing concern about my family in Texas. That extends to my non-family as well. Stay well!

Masquerade Crew said...

Oh, and check out the Writing Tips Guest Posts on our site for the #AtoZChallenge

Jenn said...

Those tornadoes are so devastating. I'll keep those in Texas affected by them in my prayers.

Cheers, Jenn

Inspiring Always said...

Sad to read about the tornado and I hope everything has settled down by now. Take care and you are in my prayers.

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