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Another dark cloud, another close call.

by dakat123 on March 18, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We endured our second tornado warning in two months today. Who knew Northwest Georgia was so prone to such severe weather? Not I. The kiddos and I were at school still when the weather headed south. I was in one building, they were in the dorm. Thankfully our campus was spared damage except for one downed tree. The surrounding areas were not so lucky.

My small community where I live was not hit by a tornado, but it suffered some serious damage including downed trees which took out power lines and several structures. One home about a block down was hit by a tree, and the alley behind my house was sealed at one end by a massive tree and power lines. The transformer immediately behind my house had exploded. Thankfully no one was hurt. This one was a little too close for comfort. Tonight I'm very grateful for our safety, our home and a boyfriend who took us in for the night.

For our community members that weren't as lucky, my hopes and prayers are with you.


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