|The massive tornado that got up to a mile wide in Tuscaloosa.|
My brain took a few minutes to process what was happening. It felt like a dream. Even then, I don't think that I or anyone I was with realized how many homes were being destroyed, lives were being lost, and the wake of destruction the storms and tornadoes would leave across the entire state.
|You are looking at where a home used to sit.|
|a view of damage near Tuscaloosa.|
Thankfully, they are almost finished with the search, rescue, and recovery portion of the healing process (not that there will ever be complete healing). Cleanup and debris removal has started in areas where they are allowing volunteers. Food, water, and clothing is being provided at various distribution centers that have been set up across the state by faith based groups, state and federal government. From what I hear, the "TIDE" bus (a rolling laundry facility) has arrived in areas for people without power (which is still a lot). We have our hands full and I pray that we can remain strong and steady as we continue the restoration of homes and lives.
Right now, I covet your prayers and I plead for your support. We have a long road ahead of us.
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