Thursday, July 3, 2014
Tornado Hits My Hometown! by DL Larson
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 ~