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Wordless Wednesday with Linky – DFW Tornado Outbreak

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The weather here in North Texas got a bit crazy today! After finishing up a Twitter party I was hosting, I went downstairs to make lunch. As I sat down to eat, I noticed the weather getting bad and news reports of tornadoes. I decided to go grab my girls from school since the  storm was set to hit around the time they normally get out. I arrived to find half the parents had the same idea. I grabbed my girls and left JUST BEFORE they went to lock down. The storms lasted until for about 2.5 hours. My dad had to leave work to escape the storms. My mom was sent home. My sister, who works in a hospital, was in a stairwell with others trying to stay safe from a tornado heading her way. My husband was up the road from her in a storage closet at work trying to avoid the same tornado. Another tornado touched down near my brother’s shop and family to the East of us were also in the path of a tornado.

Fortunately, not only have we been able to check on family and friends and receive reports that all are well, but the news has not yet reported any fatalities. That is the best news out of all the mess. There is no exact number of tornadoes reported as of yet {6pm CST} nor the degree of damage… and they are saying it will take a couple of days. But, again, thankful that we survived. Things can be replaced… people cannot. {The latest news reports claim at least 12 tornadoes touched down, no fatalities}. Mashable even wrote a post about the storm: “Twitter vs. Tornado

DFW Tornado Outbreak

I was unable to capture pictures since I was home with all 5 of my children and protecting them. The sirens were going off and the rain was pouring down. When my husband got home {early} I hugged him and cried. It was an emotionally and physically exhausting day. Schools were on lock down. Businesses closed. Cell towers were down and communication was hard {I lost contact with my husband during the storm even}. So, I apologize for the “UN-Wordless” post and non-original pictures… but I wanted to share today. Praying for families affected by the storms… yet joyful that there have been no deaths reported. A local news station has collected several videos from throughout the day and posted them on their website that you can also view. Plus, Buzzfeed collected 25 Unbelievable Pictures from the storm.

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Tornado damage pics via Brandon Todd in Kennedale via Fox 4 News

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A large trailer being thrown through the air by a tornado near Lancaster via WFAA-TV

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My cousin took this one. She works with several other family members and this was next door to their shop. They all sought shelter at a nearby cafe to ride to the storm.

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Dallas, Texas Mom Blogger of 5 from toddler to teens living the dream... from home! Blogger and Brand Ambassador with reviews and lifestyle content. Contact me at staci@7onashoestring.com. You can also find me on Twitter at @7onashoestring or as a Blogger Outreach Specialist at Mommy Mindset Media

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  1. WOW – PRAISE GOD YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE SAFE. PRAYERS TO ALL WHO WERE GREATLY EFFECTED. THANK YOU FOR THE POST, MADE ME THANKFUL FOR THE DAY!
    Nicole (Mama to 4 Blessings) recently posted..MY LITTLE BUNNY — WORDLESS WEDNESDAY W/ LINKYMy Profile

  2. I saw that pic of the truck up in the air…wow
    the destruction is awful but thank God it appears no one was killed.

  3. How terrifying! I’m glad you are all safe, imagine trying to to get hit by a flying freight train!!! Yes the messes those twister leave in their path are just horrific and overwhelming.

  4. Omg! That looks horrible. Thinking of everyone there and glad you and your family are safe. Goes to show that we shouldn’t take anything for granted!
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  5. SO glad you’re safe!!!

  6. So thankful everyone is okay! Just last week we had a tornado touch down a mile from my son’s school. It seems like they are stronger and more frequent across the South.
    Tricia recently posted..Wordless Wednesday April 4, 2012 {Linky}My Profile

  7. Marina
    Twitter:
    says:

    Thanking God that all of you are safe

  8. Wow, thank God you and yours are all okay and no deaths have been reported in the greater area. What an ordeal!
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  9. Oh my goodness, this is just horrible! I’m happy y’all are safe. I’m in Louisiana and it looks as though we are getting the rain from that. I hope no tornadoes!

  10. Those are some incredible pictures! Glad you and your family are safe!
    saph recently posted..Baby Love Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

  11. That must have been quite scary! I saw the footage of the tractor trailers being picked up and tossed around on the Weather Channel. Thank goodness you and your family are well!
    Stacey at RealWorldMom (Linky) recently posted..Wordless Wednesday- Easter MoochMy Profile

  12. Glad you are all safe. It amazes me that you had that weather and here in Austin, nothing. At least in north Austin, not a bit of rain even. It’s so strange.
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  13. Thankfully you were all safe. The pictures are amazing but I can only imagine how terrifying.
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  14. What awful devastation. I am so glad that you are OK and also really happy to hear that there are no known fatalities.

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