Welcome to Sundays in My City, St. Louis Style! I did not take this picture as I did not want to interfere with the clean-up, or more importantly, I wanted to give residents the privacy they needed during this very unfortunate act of nature. The pictures used in this post are from the files of the St. Louis Dispatch.
Missourians, as well as "ians" of bordering states, are well aware that a tornado could occur at almost any time there is a strong weather system passing through. Just as Californians are aware that an earthquake could occur at any time, as well. However, there is a bit more warning time for tornados.
The above picture was taken in a neighborhood about 20 minutes from where I live. The tornado also touched down in a neighborhood within five minutes of where I live. My neighborhood had no damage whatsoever. That's how it is with tornados; they are sort of hit & miss.
This gentleman and his wife escaped serious injury by way of what I consider to be divine intervention. The wife was running to her basement when a tree crashed through the sliding door window and blocked her from the basement door. She was knocked under the kitchen island by the refrigerator which broke free. She hid under the kitchen island and was spared. The husband was across the street moving a car into the garage. He hid under a tractor in the garage and only suffered a minor gash in his head.
Mama Nature...you were a bad, bad girl! There are some good things happen after these tantrums, over which Mama has no control. People immediately come together and help those in need; service organizations jump in and find those in need; and people get down on their knees and pray.
I lift up each and every person who has been affected by this event.
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