The Dallas – Ft. Worth Metroplex area has been battered with storms and tornadoes today. Sadly, at least 150 homes were leveled or severly damaged…several schools suffered damages and numerous businesses. Thankfully, even though the news is reporting injuries, there have been no reported fatalities.
3 of our 4 children live in the Metroplex. Ernie called each one this afternoon. The grands went through lock downs in their schools, the parents went to safe rooms in their workplaces. Through the Lord’s grace and mercy, all of our family was sheltered and safe.
Daughter Stacie snapped these photos in her neighborhood….as you can see, some families didn’t remain unscathed…I cannot even imagine coming home to this or a house that was leveled to the ground. My prayers go up for these families. It will be a major job rebuilding everything….and these people will be displaced for months to come.
What I find even more scary, these storms are now crossing over into Oklahoma and Arkansas…and will continue wrecking homes as they move NE. The weather channel is projecting storms all the way through Kentucky area by tomorrow.
I’m still waiting for friends to check in from the Metroplex area. Officers, civilians, and Fire Fighters are combing through the wreckage in hard hit Lancaster and Rockwall areas. It’s not just homes, cars and belongings that are lost. Stores are closed and businesses are hard hit causing loss of jobs…no paychecks for some. There will be really tough times for some. Please keep those affected in your prayers.
Susan ~ Patchkat