Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tribute



Tribute
Moore, Oklahoma

On May 20, 2013, an EF5 Tornado devastated Moore, Oklahoma.  This tornado was believed to have been one of the worst tornadoes in history.  With wind speeds of 200-210 MPH, this storm had the magnitude of devastation eight times greater than the atomic bomb which leveled Hiroshima.  

This tornado killed 24 people, and injured 377.

This past Friday, Bulldog Man and I purchased tickets to watch a documentary called “Where Was God”.   

The documentary, directed, produced, edited and filmed in Oklahoma, follows the stories of survivors, parents, children, first responders and volunteers, who recount the timeline of destruction and share the devastating and miraculous events that changed their lives forever. Profits will be applied toward making sure all schools have tornado shelters to protect all children.  

My family and I are deeply thankful we survived this tornado, and the second tornado which occurred 1 week later.  Below are the two posts which directly relate to both devastating tornadoes.  





For further updates, or pictures on the tornado’s devastation and recovery, please refer to my Blog under the category of Weather.

I ask all of my Blogger friends to take 2 minutes today to look out your window or step outside, and say a prayer for your loved ones and those who lost their lives or property, and be grateful for what you have.  Realize that with a blink of the eye, all of what you have or own, can be taken away from you at any time.

Prayers and Blessings to All,
Sandy

Moore Strong
Oklahoma Proud

Reference/Documentary: Elevate Church  


Video: Channel 9 News (You Tube)

10 comments:

  1. As a survivor of several tornadoes myself (lived in Missouri for 45 years), my heart goes out to those who survived the destruction and are rebuilding their lives. I think tornadoes are scarier than earthquakes.

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      Tornadoes I believe are the worst when it comes to weather related disasters. We have both the tornadoes, and earthquakes here in Oklahoma.

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  2. Will do Sandy HUGS. No one should forget how lucky we are. B

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  3. Done Sandy! Life can change so much so quickly, wise words that we should all remember. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. sweet Sandy - what a nice write up and tribute. i can't imagine living through a tornado and losing everything. i remember your posts and i remember the pictures - it was devastating! i also remember how you, BDMan and Tank helped out in your communities. THAT is something to be proud of!\

    much love to you and yours, always! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,
      Thank you!!!

      Much love to you and Jambaloney.
      Sandy

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  5. Your words will mean a lot to people. A group of us collected all sorts of goods and water and drove them out from Indy last year, non stop, one person driving one way, then sleeping on the way back. The work being done by all the volunteers including vets donating their time to help with wounded or orphaned animals was a tribute to the fine people of Oklahoma.

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    1. Brigid,

      Remembering means the world to me because I lived through these massive tornadoes, suffered minor damage, and was able to get out and help where help was needed. Thank you so very much for getting together with your friends and coming down to Moore and helping. The world needs more wonderful people like you!

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