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Posted: 4/27/2011 2:56:06 PM EDT
My sister lives in Franklin county; people are hurt.  She doesn't live in Phil Campbell but someone told her the little town was hit badly.  "Phil Campbell is gone" are the words she used. She also said the children of some people she knows "are hurt badly."  

My momma and deddy live in extreme Eastern Franklin country and have pieces of aluminum siding in their yard but didn't have a tornado that they could tell.  

It's April 4, 1974 all over again.  Probably a lot of hotly debated theories about the monsters from '74 being proven or disproven today with better technology etc..  

I feel for everyone living in fear and dread right now.  

Link Posted: 4/27/2011 5:26:42 PM EDT
thanks, look out its headed your way!!
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 5:58:25 PM EDT
25 died Bad, bad weather
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 7:25:48 PM EDT
I stopped by here to start a thread. I have been watching the news and my heart is torn for you guys.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:05:03 PM EDT
Thnaks for the prayers and well wishes. It's going to be a rough couple of days for some. Three of my siblings are without power. My sister in in Pleasant Grove Alabama is trapped in her community. They have multiple trees down in their yard, no power or phone. However, they have only minor structural damage.  When I talked to her this evening she told me a house in the neighborhood was on fire but no one can get to it to put it out.  It's a real mess.  

They've got great video of the Tuscaloosa tornado online.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 9:32:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/27/2011 11:36:57 PM EDT by moonjumper]
Do me one favor if you are local.  If you going to help, great.  If you playing the part of a Looky Loo, stay your ass at home.  We don't need the traffic.  Also I am not in the mood.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 3:48:56 AM EDT
I thought we had it bad...........then the power came back on late yesterday  and we could see  what it did over there.......prayers sent.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:32:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 6:49:43 AM EDT
Prayers sent from Tennessee.

Link Posted: 4/28/2011 7:15:31 AM EDT
Prayers sent from West Texas.  My brother is a fire LT and lives in Helena, just south of B'ham.  I imagine some of them are assisting in North B'ham.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 7:39:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HermanSnerd:
Prayers sent from Tennessee.

Link Posted: 4/28/2011 7:41:01 AM EDT
Thoughts and prayers to all those affected...  We were fortunate up here in the Shoals area.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 8:50:56 AM EDT
Thoughts and prayers from GA.
Hang tough guys.


Link Posted: 4/28/2011 8:58:24 AM EDT
Illinois checking in with you guys hope all are all right prayer on the way.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 8:59:41 AM EDT
Thoughts and well wishes headed out your way, guys.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 9:51:20 AM EDT
Tuscaloosa, AL checking in. We were hit really hard. Destruction is terrible. They are still recovering bodies. Bad news.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 10:11:21 AM EDT
Thoughts and prayers from Iowa.    
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 12:04:00 PM EDT
Sending you all prayers too.

My Uncle lives in Cullman. Been trying to get ahold of him but phone says all circuits busy.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 1:25:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deadeye675:
Originally Posted By HermanSnerd:
Prayers sent from Tennessee.

Link Posted: 4/28/2011 1:45:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 1:58:00 PM EDT
Thanks guys, means a lot.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 2:05:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Vik:
Tuscaloosa, AL checking in. We were hit really hard. Destruction is terrible. They are still recovering bodies. Bad news.

Prayers out to you guys and everyone else hit.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 2:44:12 PM EDT
My heart breaks for the people of AL.  As someone who experienced Katrina, I understand what ya'll are going through with the aftermath and loss.  I will be praying.  I wish I could go there and do something.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 2:44:13 PM EDT
Prayers from NY too.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 3:52:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2011 3:53:56 PM EDT by cfcw]
Went to my sister's house today in Pleasant Grove. Managed to get through to deliver a generator. I brought hand trucks and had to walk a couple of blocks, portaging over obstacles. I wouldn't have been able to get a larger unit in. Got them my EU2000 and extended run fuel tank.  Their house was virtually unscathed. However, this was the seen just two blocks away.  These pictures were taken from 5th way/9th terrace.  She lives in the 1000 block of 5th place.

As amazing as this may sound, it looks even worse to witness in person. It is surreal.

Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:33:10 PM EDT
I wish I was there to help and comfort folks.  Lived 7 years in B'ham and 3 in Tuscaloosa, and 18 in Montgomery, so far everyone I knew was spared but just can't believe how much people have lost there.  Don't know what to say really other than pray a lot.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 6:01:35 PM EDT
Huntsville area here. They have found a lot of the missing people today and the death toll is climbing. I closed Firefox at work because I didn't want to hear any more.

Coming home last night was surreal. University Drive in HSV is always lit up with businesses, street lights, traffic lights, etc. It was (and still is) totally dark, hard to describe......  Off University going home I drove cautiousally and didn't see much. This morning, going to work I realized I had driven under utility poles and power lines that were just a few feet higher than my Jeep.

Last I heard we will be dark for 7 or more days. Hopefully I will have a genny here tomorrow. Curfew from dusk to dawn also. A friend has to be in nashville tomorrow morning for an appt with a cancer doctor. Spent 4 hours in line for gas and may get there before midnight. I'm really worried about her....

Thanks to all for the thoughts and prayers. Hoping I can get out this weekend and help those more impacted than me.

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Link Posted: 4/28/2011 7:43:13 PM EDT
Prayers sent to all especially those who lost loved ones...

If there is anything I can do to help please shoot me a PM

BTW: anyone hear or know anything about thereisnospoon  or XXSlasherXX   if so please shoot me a pm.

Thank you and God Bless you all
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:51:40 AM EDT
To everyone effected by these devastating storms ... you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:12:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4Madness:
Prayers sent from Indiana. I have a slightly "personal" connection with Tuscaloosa. For the last year or so, I have been sawing limestone for a huge federal building there. The bulk of the stone has shipped, and we've been working on a few replacement pieces that were broken, etc. recently. Now I have to wonder if the building is even still there.

Hang in there guys.

The New court is just a mile from my office and survived the storm.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:06:37 AM EDT
Just talked with thereisnospoon, they are all ok with some damage. He will be posting soon....
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:19:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 1:19:27 PM EDT
Prayers from AZ!
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 10:41:40 AM EDT
The building is still there. Missed by about a mile to the  south.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 12:06:17 PM EDT
Thoughts and prayers from Ohio as well. Local church is taking donations... I hope they find their way quickly.
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