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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tornado Day 2

Sunday night we got home about 10 PM.  I could not go to sleep until 3 AM.  I was up a little after 6 and got ready to go to Crossroads to help with breakfast.  Marshall Law was enforced and we could not get into town until after 7 AM.  We had to show our ID's to prove we lived there or were going to the shelter.  I forgot to say that last night when we drove into our neighborhood the police were there.  They asked us who we were and we assured them that we lived in this house.  I cannot fathom how people could loot homes in a situation like this but we all know it happens.

I worked all day in the kitchen helping with food preparation and doing whatever our fearless leader Nikki told me to do.  The church was till running on generator power and that would continue for the rest of the day.

Again, as people came in and we heard their stories the magnitude of the situation was becoming more real.  We were still without power and had not seen the news.  Media started showing up from all over.  I reporter from the Chicago Tribune talked to us for quite a while.  Later we gave her a ride back to her vehicle. The police would not let her by the intersection of RT 24 and North Main St. She had parked on the highway and had climbed a barbed wire fence to get to the church!

We picked up my mother in law at her friend's house and brought her to the church for some food.  She just had the clothes she was wearing to church.  We found some clothing at the church to tide her over until we could go shopping.

About 8 PM on Monday evening we got our power back which is way earlier than anticipated.  We had been told it would be several days.  That was only about 36 hours.  Still, most of our freezer food thawed in that short time.

1 comment:

rohanknitter said...

It's just unreal, I'm sure you are all stIll in shock. I'm amazed how fast they got the power going after such devastation! Thank goodness!

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