Harrisburg just named the seventh victim who after a week in the hospital has just died of his injuries. The loss of lives is just so sad. Henryville, Indiana, and the surrounding communities have been on my heart as well. Forty people have been counted dead. Little Angel’s story perhaps the saddest of all: Mom, Dad, three children.
The video by the young man in Henryville was just scary. I can’t imagine the energy from not one but at least two big tornadoes.
So my home improvement projects seem rather trivial in the face of this kind of devastation. One of the carpenters from our area was only gone about an hour or so to give the estimates on the repair for several homes. When asked why he was back so quickly, he stated “they don’t need carpenters; they need bulldozers.”
They are starting from scratch while I am just scratching at my surface to give it the attention it needs. Attention that can sit on the back burner until those who have no home can spare a carpenter.
- Kentucky tornado cut 95-mile trench, NWS says (cnn.com)
- Henryville, Indiana tornado 2012: Stephanie Decker loses her legs after saving her children (dailymail.co.uk)
- 17 Eerie Photos Of Snow-Covered Tornado Devastation (buzzfeed.com)
- Snow blankets tornado rubble, complicating cleanup (cnn.com)