Monday, May 07, 2007

The Tornado

The remains of the Greensburg, Kansas High School is seen in Greensburg, Kansas, May 6, 2007. Rescue crews on Sunday combed piles of debris where homes and businesses once stood in Greensburg, Kansas, in a meticulous search for survivors of a killer tornado ......

The devestation there is mind-bogging. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you attempt to pick up ieces and move on.

From Yahoo News ...

The massive tornado, an F-5 with wind estimated at 205 mph, was part of a weekend of violent storms across the Plains that killed at least 10 people, eight of them in Greensburg.

Little remained standing Monday in the town of 1,500 but the grain elevator. The tornado demolished every business on the main street. Churches lost their steeples, trees were stripped of their branches and neighborhoods were flattened. Officials estimate as much as 95 percent of the town was destroyed.

The tornado carved a track 1.7 miles wide and 22 miles long Friday night.

Side Effect of the Iraq War ....

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said the state's response was limited by the shifting of emergency equipment, such as tents, trucks and semitrailers, to the war in Iraq.

"Not having the National Guard equipment, which used to be positioned in various parts of the state, to bring in immediately is really going to handicap this effort to rebuild," she said.

Natural disasters are soooo devestating. I hope that in the midst of this terrible situation, there will be someway / somehow that you can take a deep breath and have a sense of peace.

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