In Eastern KY on Thursday, the sun was out, it looked like this:
Unseasonably warm, at 70 degrees. It was just gorgeous.
The sky changed, the warnings came in.
Not far from me, whole towns were destroyed, lives were lost. Tornadoes in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.
We went to the basement for the first time in the almost 8 years of living here. We heard the sirens go off in town, and checked the weather online. We grabbed the kids and headed down.
I never even thought to prepare for this, as I didn’t even think this sort of things was possible.
But it is.
It is completely unimaginable.
Today we awoke to a few inches of snow.
It has already melted. Tomorrow’s forecast?
We’re going to have to get more serious about storm warnings. Being unprepared is never a good thing.
We are working with the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort out of Nashville. We have no idea what all will be needed in the coming days, weeks and months. Please keep these families in prayer.
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