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Too Close for Comfort! April 28, 2008

Posted by Donna in Uncategorized.

My daughter calls me on her cell phone as she is leaving work.

Me: “Where are you?”

Her: “Oh my 4’oclock didn’t show up so I left early.” (insert brief casual conversation here). “Wait hold on. That’s my office manager. She is probably pissed cuz I left early.” (clicks over to other line…I lose the connection. Damn call waiting! I call her back).

Me: “So what did she want?”

Her: “She wanted to make sure I was okay cuz a tornado just hit the hospital and destroyed the cars where I was parked 4 minutes after I left!”

(These are actual photos of the area taken by local area citizens…not me!)

If you were watching the national news Monday you probably heard about the devastating tornado that ripped through here. We just got heavy rain but within “spitting distance” homes were leveled and cars were tossed like toys. My husband works on the third floor in an office right near where my daughter works and a truck was tossed into the first floor of his building. He was off today. The neighborhood right behind them was leveled.

The injury and death rate is not final as I type this. I am hoping it is¬†unusually low… just as unusual as it is for a tornado to sweep through here in the first place!