Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tornado damage in Ringgold, GA

These are a few pictures of the devastating tornado and damage from Ringgold, GA (April 27, 2011).  My parents live 1/2 mile away from where the tornado touched down.  I give thanks to God for their protection and continue to pray for those who lost loved ones, homes, and possessions.

My friends' home was in the path of the tornado.  They are fine but will have numerous home repairs including a new roof, ceilings, etc.  My husband and son spent the day working on the roof while other unknown volunteers cut-up the trees which were tossed here and there on their property.  Pictures to come.

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Eight people are dead after severe weather rocked Catoosa County on Wednesday evening. Rescue crews were searching several heavily-damaged businesses for survivors, and witnesses reported seeing a tornado touch down in the area.
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Aerial image of the devastation at Ringgold High School

Other pictures around Ringgold...

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Damage at a Taco Bell restaurant in Ringgold, Georgia after severe weather ripped through the area on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 (photo by Samantha Dalton/Facebook).

The road (I believe) heading to my friends' home.

Please be in prayer for all the families who were affected by the storms which ravaged so much of the southeast United States.

P.S.  We were without power for 20 hours and had no damage.  During the 3rd wave of storms, we could see "green" in the sky indicative of a tornado.  Also, we watched debris fall from the sky including shingles, insulation, and vents.



  1. This is just horrible...It is so hard to imagine. Thoughts and prayers for everyone!

  2. It is horrible.....the devestation. Thankful you are safe.

  3. Prayers for all...simply devastating! I hope you and your family are okay!

  4. Praying for all those affected - living in the northeat I cn't imagine what a tornado can do. The pictures are heartbreaking.

  5. I'm glad you and your folks are safe. I'm sorry for the losses. Praying for everyone to pull through.

    Also following your blog from the Hop Along.
    Simple Wyrdings

  6. I have been praying so hard for the people in the South. You and your family were truly protected by God.

  7. How devastating! I can't even imagine going through something so scary.
    Visiting today from the blog hop and looking forward to following you (gotta check out your Book Blog link - I just self published my first book and posted the info on my blog a couple days ago). Take care and God Bless!

  8. Hi! I am here for Hop Along Friday. I'm following you and hope you'll follow me too!

  9. That is so sad so many people effected, may they all find comfort~ oxox, Diane

  10. This is so devastating. My niece is in college in Birmingham, and thankfully she came through the storm okay. Happy to hear you all are okay too.

  11. I am from Alabama and we are going through some of the same things. My town didn't get hit but towns all around. We were without power for 5 days. Praying for us all. Nice to 'meet' you.


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