Hi, Merci here with today's post.
We want to post this lovely graphic Zoolatry made for bloggers to post in their sidebar for those affected by the storms that raged through the midwest and southeast United States yesterday. There were super thunderstorms that spawned a lot of tornadoes and a number of folks in several states lost their lives.
There were several deaths not too far from us and a tornado that went through the northern part of our county, which isn't very far from where we are. Jan made us get off the computer early and pulled the plugs on the computer equipment. She did watch the television for news of the storm's arrival.
She finally went to bed and lay listening to the severe weather radio beeping and giving alerts. We went from a tornado watch to a tornado warning. And then shortly after midnight, we all heard the tornado sirens go off. They are really eerie at any hour!
The local radio station was off the air. Their tower is located right in the path of the worst of the storm but we heard news from what might have been Griffin. Nothing like sitting in the dark with lightning flashes illuminating the house and listening to this kind of talk:
"It will reach *** in 3 minutes. .***, you have 3 minutes to take cover. If you're in a mobile home, get out NOW! ^^^ the storm will reach you in 20 minutes. ### you're directly in the path and need to take cover." (Jan was having a hard time remembering where these places are located.)
Well, there isn't much we can do. The two little closets and the bathroom are on the side that would take the brunt of the storm if it hit us so Jan moved into the kitchen and sat at the table watching the window with shadows of tree branches blowing in the wind.
I sat beside her. Not that I was afraid, mind you. She would pat me on the head and tell me I am a good girl and great company. Cotton is afraid of storms so she was hiding. The other kitties were ... somewhere. Buddy and Sam were found sprawled out across the bed. Sound asleep.
We were very fortunate, and we are sad for those who lost a loved one in these terrible storms. So we thought it appropriate to put Zoolatry's graphic in a regular post and to pray for those who were not so fortunate.
Oh, and we want to add Precious to our post. She is in desperate need of a home and her time is running out. Please go by Brian's Home blog and read about her. Perhaps you can help, at least pass on the word about her if you can't adopt her. Thanks.