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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tornado Hits My Hometown! by DL Larson

Our town was saved from total disaster even though many homes like the ones above were severely damaged in the tornado that swept through my hometown, Earlville, Tuesday evening, July 1, 2014.

No one was seriously hurt, Thank you, Lord! Many, many large trees were twisted up and trashed around as if they were twigs. It will take awhile for the town to look normal without the beautiful shade those trees provided. Clean up started immediately. The Red Cross swooped in and supplied many needed meals and provided other supplies for families in jeopardy. That charity, plus neighbors surging in to help made it all so much more bearable.  

Most folks were without electrical power for a few days. Cell phones were charged on car batteries otherwise they went without phone service as well.

The 4th of July will be bittersweet in Earlville this year. Some may picnic and others may leave town to relax away from the clean-up. But I'm sure many of us will be talking about the trauma our neighbors endured. Talk will include the devastation of loss of property and the sheer blessedness of lives spared.

I'm thankful to be a part of a community that helps their neighbors. I know too, Earlville is not much different from the rest of the wonderful folks in small towns across America!  We are a nation blessed with good people.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!!

Til next time ~

DL Larson


  1. So glad you're safe. What an experience!

  2. So very scary and sad! Glad you made it through all right!

  3. Thank you! We thought it was just a bad storm until we went to town the next morning!!! So glad everyone is okay. Thanks for stopping.