May 22, 2008

The Colorado Tornado hits too close to home

Please keep my son, JJ and his wife, Lisa in your thoughts and prayers. They live in Windsor, Colorado - which was hit by a tornado early this afternoon, and most of the town was devastated. Thank God, JJ was on a business trip in Wyoming, and Lisa was at work out of Windsor, but we are still waiting to hear how their home and belongings survived. Lisa was trying to make it home, but having difficulty with power lines and trees down everywhere. We're mapping the path of the tornado from what we can gather from live helicopter video on the web, and if their house is still standing, or at least not severely damaged, it will be a miracle. Just hold them near your hearts and thoughts for a bit, please. I'll update when I hear anything. UPDATE: We've heard from JJ and miracles do happen. There was quite a lot of damage in their neighborhood (if you've seen the national news, the childcare facility they keep showing is just two streets from JJ and Lisa's house), but their home is OK. Some roof damage and a broken glass sliding door, obviously no electricity. Lisa is staying with a friend tonight, and JJ will be returning from his trip late tomorrow. Their Home Owner's Association will be taking care of repairs, so it's all good. From the news we've seen and reports we're reading, they are very very lucky and the tornado was very very close. It was way too close for this Mom -- but I'm thankful they are OK, and will keep the rest of the town in my thoughts and prayers.

4 comments:

The Calico Quilter said...

Thank goodness they're safe! The pictures of storm damage were horrible.

Karen said...

I'll still keep them in my prayers...if the whole town was hit there'll be months of reconstruction. Thank God they weren't there when it happened!

Tipper said...

I'm so glad their o.k. and so sorry for those who suffered damage.

Anonymous said...

My aunt, 2 nephews and niece live in windsor also(well my aunt just moved to loveland). thank goodness everyone in your family and mine is ok(mine are the hart family and mannings)