Blown Away!

By Jodi
@jeanena (1616)
Bucklin, Kansas
May 6, 2007 12:14am CST
The town we lived in (just moved out of a month ago)was blown away last night by a tornado . The town was a 90% loss, alot of my family are now homeless. Cousins and an elderly aunt.I thank my lucky stars that my mom,husband and kids were all away from there, even tho the house we moved out of is one of the few that is still standing,so is my mothers house there . The garage is gone and a few shingles missing and thats it. The tornado was so devistating that Greensburg made the yahoo front page today.We spent most of last night looking for family.You can find videos of the distruction on kwch.com.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
31 May 07
Sweetie that is so awful and I really feel for People when this happens. I really hope that I have never got to experience anything like this in my Life I have heard and seen so much about it and I always feel for the People and Animals that are in the middle of this I do hope that by now you have found your Family and that they are all ok
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
9 Jun 07
Oh Gabs I hope you never have to experiance anything like what happened in Greensburg.The town looked like a bomb went off and stripped all the trees and made the houses look like matchsticks. We are all okay , but our family members that was in town when it hit are still having trouble with the sounds of a train going by. High winds really messes with my moms brother now,the man who was never afraid of anything.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 07
I hope I never have to either as I feel for those People and hate to think what it does to them I can't even imagine how those poor People feel I am glad they are ok though
• United States
15 May 07
We often take for granted that we have a home over our heads. We forget that it can all be gone in a flash. Hopefully the homeless will once again gain shelter and get their lives back to order. My best wishes go out to your family and those who have suffered loss.
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
16 May 07
Fema ,the Red Cross, and the united way has done a wonderful job on making sure everyone has had their needs met. The scarey thing about this tornado was even in basements people were sucked out. Or everything dropped into the basements and buried them.Memories gone so quickly. My uncle and aunts house was completely gone not even and rubble left on the spot.
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• United States
27 May 07
Fortunately we live in an area that doesn't see too many tornadoes, but we have had a few. The destruction was not as severe as where you live.
• United States
8 Jun 07
Wow. I am sorry to hear that your family was affected by that. Thank goodness you were not there and your family is safe. I hope you guys are all okay and that no one in your family was injured. Mother Nature can be one cold-hearted bitty at times!
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
10 Jun 07
The main thing is that we are all okay and all together .You are so right mother nature likes to show who is boss from time to time.I think we will be seeing more of her attitude in times to come,I think she wants to show us that she cant be contained or stopped.
@mattier (111)
• United States
21 May 07
you know mom, i am just glad the weather has cleared up since the tornado
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
23 May 07
Well it had til last night.
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
10 May 07
Wow I am so sorry to hear about this. I saw it on the news I just couldn't believe it. This is so so sad.
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
11 May 07
Thank you very much for your response . And your kind thought hun .
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
8 May 07
I have never seen a tornado this big before. I couldnt believe the pictures. I am so glad that your family is safe. I am praying for all the homeless and for the families that lost loved ones. God be with you and your family.
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
8 May 07
When we were allowed into Greensburg yesterday I broke down at all the distrution around me. The pictures in no way prepared me for the devastation. Trying to figure out whose house I was looking at.
• United States
6 May 07
I am so sorry to hear this. I read about the tornadoes today and it is tragic. I pray that your cousins and aunt will find a new place to live and be able to cope with this disaster. The weather has been awful lately and I believe it will just be getting worse. I think that global warming has a lot to do with these strange weather patterns. I live in Florida. We're already hearing about how bad this hurricane season will be. Where are you living now?
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
6 May 07
I live in a town 26 miles from Greensburg.A tiny little place called belvidere there are 4 other people that lives here besides my family. There have been so many more tornados this afternoon and evening it is horrible. Another one just barely missed the one of the towns where the shelters are.