Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Prayers Needed

Our little town, Harrisburg, Illinois was hit with a deadly tornado early this morning.  So far three fatalities are confirmed and over 100 injured.  Many houses were destroyed and a whole strip mall was flattened.  Please pray for all those affected by this.  We are early risers so we were up at about 4:30 am and the thunder and lightning was unbelievable.  I was headed upstairs to wake my three kids at about 5:15  to get them to a safe place when the tornado sirens went off.  By the time I got them up and downstairs my husband came back inside and said it had just passed about a quarter mile from our home, he could see it.  Please pray for all those who were injured, lost loved one, or lost their home.

edited to add... the fatalities are now at 10.   Oh, how I pray it doesn't rise any higher.

6 comments:

Carol Payne said...

So glad to know you and your family are all ok! Praying for everyone down there!

Lynn said...

Certainly sending prayers for safety and healing.

Anonymous said...

For sure prayers are going out for all affected by these devastating tornados. So happy to know you and yours are safe and secure. Start thanking the Lord for that! Please keep us posted on the updates...You know national news might drop it if some celebrity chips a fingernail.
Cheryl McAskill
c.mcaskill@verizon.net

angelswhostamp said...

Sorry to hear of the hardship and losses in your town. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Flipfloppingmamma said...

Glad you are ok...was thinking about you. I know 3 who have lost their home and 2 who lost their lives. :/ Very sad time.

Kathy Mc said...

So very sorry this has happened to your community, Sandy, but blessed you and yours are OK. Will keep the residents of Harrisburg and their families in my prayers as this will affect them for a long time as the aftermath of the tornado gets cleaned up. I pray there are no more lost lives or injuries. Take care!