Friday, August 19, 2005

tornado update

When I wrote last night's post, I didn't realize that things had gotten pretty serious about 10 miles south of here. Read the details here. It's pretty scary when big devastation happens close to home. And surreal the way a tornado can level one neighborhood and leave another completely intact.

6 comments:

Carina said...

Tornadoes scare me. We had one come within 23 feet of my mom's house when we were both upstairs closing windows. I still have nightmares. Unfortunately, I think the fear is rubbing off on the kids, no matter how much I try to hide it. There's no way I would've gone outside to get anything during a tornado warning. *shiver*

We had a tornado watch all last night, but all the storms went north of us. They're saying we're still in for it for a few days, though.

Stay safe!

Terby said...

Have you heard anything about what people need? I've been looking at the news, but haven't seen what tangible goods are needed and where to send them.

Elizabeth said...

The most important thing is always money donated to the American Red Cross. Beyond that, I don't know. The houses that were leveled look like total losses. Since it's an upscale area, I suspect that insurance companies will have reps out there pretty quickly, and start cutting checks to families for their covered losses.

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

I'm glad that the mess missed you. Thankfully, tornados are fairly rare in the immediate area that I live in. I only know of maybe 3 in the last 15 years. knock on wood I'll take tornados over earthquakes any day though.

Stay safe.

Guro said...

Have wanted to drop you a line about your Manly Mitts for some time. My grandmother died 2 years ago. She taught me to knit when I was young, and I just took it up again about the time she died. I have grown out of the sweaters she knit me long ago, and socks wear out quickly here in Norway. But I have some mittens. I actually have 2 identical pairs of mittens that she knit at least 6 years ago. They look just like the Manly Mitts, and was the kind of mittens she knit the most of. Seeing your pattern in the last knitty nearly brought a lump to my throat; now I can continue knitting "Grandmas Mitts" even if she is no longer around to show me how. Thank You for a lovely pattern!

Elizabeth said...

Guro, Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me! I'd send you a personal email, but don't have your address.