Thursday, October 18, 2007


Another exciting day in the Ozarks. The tornado touched down in several places in the county just north of us. By comparison to tornados in the past, the damage this one did was minor, but numerous homes were damaged, a lumbermill demolished, as well as a barn. No one was hurt. Thank God.

My husband works at a factory in this area. He said they spent two hours in a basement classroom, listening to the sirens. The boys and I were at church all evening so when he tried to call us he didn't get an answer and he was terribly worried. I was also equally grateful to hear his old Bronco pull into the driveway.

We live in a strange bowl-shaped area that rarely sees tornadic activity. The standing theory is that the lakes and the mountains around us have something to do with it. We never assume we're immune, but we don't panic either.


Scotty said...

Glad to hear no-one was hurt, Mary - I can't imagine what it must be like to suffer through a tornado although I did live in a cyclone prone region of Australia for many years and lived to tell of Cyclone Althea.

Does that count?


Mary O. Paddock said...

I would say that more than counts, Scotty.