Oklahoma late yesterday afternoon.
There were 8 confirmed deaths...60 injured
and the Governor expects that to rise today.
Before I go any further please pray for a
family that lived outside of Piedmont.
The mother is expecting a child and she took
cover inside her home with 3 small children.
The mother is in the hospital...her 5 year old
daughter is in the hospital in critical condition...
their 15 month old son died in the hospital
last night and their 3 year old son is missing.
Their home was one of several, custom built homes
that were reduced to the slab in some cases.
These homes were built around a little lake and
from the pictures shown at least one third of the
lake is covered with wood splinters and boards
and this is what they are sifting through in boats,
to try to find this precious 3 year old. They searched
until 1130 pm last night and were back at day light
to search again.
The housing addition was called Falcon Lake.
This family has suffered the worst of worst
nightmares. Their name is the Hamil family, if
I spelled their name right and they say there is a lot
of information from their family and friends on
face book...I don't do face book, so I don't know.
The 3 year old missing boy is named Ryan Hamil.
Three people died driving a long I-40.
Many, many animals died...one miracle...the
tornado picked up a horse and dropped him
in an above ground swimming pool 150 feet
later. The horse they say is fine but I bet
he will be very spooked when a
thunderstorm comes...the water in the pool,
probably kept his legs from breaking.
I was reading a comment that Becca left me
in regards to the Joplin tornado.
She said this seems to be the year for people
dying in tornadoes. She is right. I cannot
remember a year that so many died related
to tornadoes...especially with advanced
technology to just about tell you the minute it
is coming to your town.
One home was a 3 story reduced to the front
ground level where the safe room is. The
owner and his family walked out.
One home burned to the ground a year a go
and they just finished rebuilding it and the
tornado leveled it.
These tornadoes also caused one death in
Kansas and three in Arkansas.
I saw some coverage of the tornado that
hit Alabama one month ago and it still
looks just like Joplin does now.
My prayers are with anyone that has
suffered such terrible loss and especially
the Hamil family and with the searchers
as they look for their 3 year old son.
Thank you for your prayers and for visiting
YOU ARE SPECIAL!!!!