Post # 1
Sunday, November 17th, our community was hit hard by terrible storms. An EF4 tornado ripped apart 2/3 of our neighboring town, our town and a couple others in central Illinois. Luckily, my husband and I made it out okay. Our home was not damaged. It’s just heartbreaking.
Post # 3
That’s terrible. I can’t even imagine experiencing that 🙁
Glad you and your husband are safe!
Post # 4
My husband and I saw the devastation on Reddit. I’m so sorry.
We were hit recently with two tornadoes here in Oklahoma City.. I can absolutely sympathize. I hope everyone in your community comes together quickly and makes an amazing recovery.
Post # 5
@cbco: I’m so sorry for what your community is experiencing. I can’t even imagine, but I’m very glad that you and your husband are safe.
Post # 6
@Hyperventilate: that part of it is beautiful. It’s just terrible to see the devastation. it just did not help that everyone was posting their lost animals on Facebook. That was hard. I think I bawled most of Sunday night. This is only the 2nd time that I can remember something like this happening here – let alone taking out so many homes this close to the holidays.
Post # 7
@cbco: I can agree with you. I grew up in California, we had earthquakes and wildfires. Outside of Red Cross and other small charities, everyone went on their way. Out here, all of Oklahoma came together to help everyone who was hurt or suffered property damage.
If you start seeing lots of animals displaced, you might want to sign up to be a “pet finder” for Homeagain. It’s free and it will alert you if a pet is lost in your area. My husband and I found quite a few dogs after our tornadoes and as far as I know they were all reuinited with their parents after their chips were scanned.
If you have any small necessities, I’d suggest donating them. Out here, they didn’t accept clothes [LOTS of people donated clothes!]. But bars of soap, chapstick, shampoo, lotion, teddy bears, stuff like that will VERY go to good use.