Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Four Months Later

Darrell and I took the kids out for a drive and went down to the town just south of us that got the worst of the tornado damage last May. This is what we saw. While a lot of progress has been made in the clean-up of debris, there is still a lot left. Then again, there is nothing left. This poor little town was just wiped out.Some of these people have already received their insurance money and moved on, some are still waiting for a settlement, some have no idea what they will do. Most are not coming back. There's no town to come back to.
While these next few shots may make for boring pictures, they were actually the saddest scenes for me to see. There are many areas that look like this- just a cleared lot, or only a foundation remaining. Just a hint of where a home once stood, and memories were made.

(If you weren't a reader back in May, and don't know what I'm talking about, you can check the posts from May 10th to around May 16th to get the tornado story, or click the label "Tornado Stories of 5/08.")


Christina said...

We always see the tornado devastation photos right after the storms, and then the event quickly fades from our memories... to see this, four months later, is a sobering reminder of what is left after all the news tv crews go home. Tornados are scary scary things.

rainbowmom said...

That's heartbreaking. I, unfortunately, am like a lot of people who are horrified and moved when a tragedy occurs, but then as the months move on, I forget to go back and see if things have improved. My heart goes out to the families, all over this country, right now who have has such devastating losses in their lives. Thanks for this post. Sometimes it's a good thing to have a reality check.

Anonymous said...

so sad for those families. and glad that you were ok--that was scarey!