Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Close...But No Tornado

The kids were sleeping while the wind was blowing. A storm was coming. Then the warning siren went off. We checked the television to see if there was really danger of a tornado in our area. The meteorologist drew a triangle on the map around the area where the storm was most intense and where there was the most likelihood of a tornado. I stared at the screen. He had drawn the triangle right around our neighborhood!

So, we woke up the kids and headed downstairs to wait it out. It was a little bit scary, but kind of an adventure. Finally, the danger passed. No tornado had developed. Kids tucked safely back in bed. :-) It rained and rained and we all slept soundly.

Today the news reported that a tornado touched down less than ten miles from our home. It was headed this direction but died down before it got this far.


Jen said...

scary. I forget about how many storms go through minnesota in the late summer. we actually got rain here yesterday.

glad you are all safe.

Donna Boucher said...

My goodness...tornadoes are so scary, especially in the middle of the night. I am thankful you are safe and sound.

Lisa said...

Wow, crazy! Glad you're safe!

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