I thought I'd come back and add some photos of what we found when we ventured out this morning. I had no damage to my place but unfortunately, we spent the morning picking up pieces of other people's homes. Funny the stuff you will find. I thought the lyrics from this scrap of sheet music was appropriate.
This was the largest piece of debris Jack found. Looked like piece of a wall section from a RV or mobily home. We found a lot of splintered wood and limbs from types of trees that I don't have growing here.
I don't know which high school this is from but the mascot is on the scrap. Maybe I can figure it out from that.
Just a small sampling of what we picked up. Mostly roof shingles, carpet pad, insulation and drywall pieces. Other people have found legal papers. Apparently a law firm in Tuscaloosa got wiped out.
I have read that over 100 (oh, the news just said over 160 now) people died just in Alabama last night. The previous worst tornado outbreak that I can remember killed 32 people, I think. It's sad to gather this stuff out of my yard and know this was somebody's home. They estimated that the main tornado last night was about 1 mile wide and it stayed on the ground literally from one side of the state to the other. That is almost unheard of.
The thing with a tornado is that if you are in it's path, you can about kiss your ass good-bye, but then, not even 1/4 mile to the left or right there will be no damage at all.
I have heard from all my family and they are all okay. I still have not heard from any of the guys from work or that live in Tuscaloosa; don't know about them yet.
The footage I have seen from that area is mind-boggling. Tuscaloosa was a fairly large city. Was.
I would like to know that my Alabama readers are okay. Please leave a comment. I know over a half a million people are without power right now though, so you may not be seeing this. Comment when you can please. Dang, I keep having to update the death toll just in the short while I've been writing this post. I'm going to go now; I'll check back in soon.
Hey everybody! We are all fine, so far! I think most of the storms have passed us here tonight though. The tornadoes all went slightly south of us so we just got a lot of heavy rain and some hail. I had covered my small plants or otherwise put them up. Can't afford to lose any food plants now. We did get some pretty strong winds and we heard reports on the television that debris from Tuscaloosa was falling on our town. We are like, 110-120 miles from Tuscaloosa.
My former company has a large job going on in T-town right now (at the university) and I am anxious to hear if the guys are okay though. Daddy Rabbit is the super on that job.
So, we did not lose power or anything but will have to wait until daylight to check for damages or trees down. Some fair size limbs were already falling before the sun went down.
Thanks for checking on us!! I'll be back soon!