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04-28-2011, 08:27 AM #1
I hope all of you and your families who are in the affected areas are safe.
Watching the news now and it's unbelievable.
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04-28-2011, 08:32 AM #2
Re: TornadoesScott Patterson, ACI
Spring Hill, TN
04-28-2011, 01:27 PM #3
I too have been wondering and thinking of the people in the affected areas. It was clear from the Weather Channel last night that things were really bad this time.
Eric Barker, ACI
Lake Barrington, IL
04-30-2011, 06:05 AM #4
My house didn't get any damage but it did "hit home." Being a member if the Air National Guard, a tornado ripped through our air base and last I heard over 100 houses were damaged on base, 3 planes were badly damaged, and several buildings were condemned. Unbelievably, no one was seriously hurt. The next day I went to Villonia to help out that community, Until you actually go through a town and see what is done, pictures on TV give you no idea how bad things really are. I personally, have never been hit by a tornado, but it is amazing how communities come together and how upbeat people stay when they sort through what remains of their belongings. They were only EF-2 tornados here. I cant imagine what the damage must be with a EF-5. It's like what they put on the whiteboard in the firehouse "All lost some, some lost all." All I can say is help these people if you can, a little inconvenience on your part means the world to them. My thoughts and prayers go out to all.
04-30-2011, 02:40 PM #5
Luckily we had insurance so everything important was paid for (house, furnishings, clothing, car) but we had to fend for ourselves as far as finding a place to live, salvage what we could, etc. There was no FEMA then (1973) and we did not get a lot of community support. In fact I think most of the community drove by our house to see the damage but few offered help. One of my "buddies" offered to watch our house the first night to keep looters away. Unfortunately he did some looting of his own. (He confessed to me years later after he found religion.)
Perhaps that is why I do FEMA disaster inspections. I know what many disaster victims are going through and I get some satisfaction being able to help them in some small way.
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