Our minds will probably never be able to completely grasp the destruction of Mother Nature on Mankind. Yesterday was probably the most heart breaking days as a giant tornado, more than 2 miles long killed at least 91 people, 20 of them children in Oklahoma. Hundreds of homes, businesses, vehicles have been destroyed leaving residents to rely on nothing but hope and prayers.
Amy Elliott, the spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City medical examiner, said at least 91 people had died, including children, and officials said that toll was likely to climb. Hospitals reported at least 145 people injured, 70 of them children
The tornado touched down at 2:56 p.m., 16 minutes after the first warning went out, and traveled for 20 miles. It was on the ground for 40 minutes demolishing the town of Newcastle and traveled about 10 miles to Moore, a populous suburb of Oklahoma City.
Turning on our tv’s and searching the net has tugged on our hearts. Watching people literally go from living a normal life to literally having nothing is probably the worst feeling we have ever witnessed. For miles, Oklahoma homes are destroyed and flattened. A Oklahoma resident Kelcy Trowbridge, her husband and their three young children piled into their neighbor’s cellar just outside of Moore and huddled together for about five minutes, wrapped under a blanket as the tornado screamed above them, debris smashing against the cellar door. After the storm subsided, they emerge from the cellar to see what’s left of their home and neighborhood. Kelcy’s husband discovers the body of a 2 year old baby girl in the rubble, lifeless.
“My neighborhood is gone. It’s flattened. Demolished. The street is gone. The next block over, it’s in pieces.” Kelcy told police.
When the tornado sirens went off around 2:15, the staff of the AgapeLand Learning Center, a day care facility, hustled some 15 children into two bathrooms, draping them with a protective covering and singing songs with them to keep them calm. As the wind ripped the roof off one of the bathrooms, and debris rained down on the children, they remained calm, singing “You Are My Sunshine,” the assistant director, Cathy Wilson, said. Though the day-care center was almost entirely destroyed, the children were unharmed. “Not a child had a scratch,” Ms. Wilson said.
This was one of the more inspirational stories.
This is crazy! My heart has become flattened looking at this!
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