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Washington, Illinois Tornado Aftermath

This is video I recorded today in Washington, Illinois. If you haven’t heard, a series of tornadoes ripped through central Illinois and elsewhere Sunday morning. Washington was the hardest hit location.

Approximately 1,000 homes were damaged there, many of those destroyed. The level of destruction is beyond words.

I will write more about what I’ve seen and heard these past few days as I have been involved in the recovery effort by way of working as a media liaison for the emergency management team. Some of the stories are heartbreaking. Others are encouraging.

For now, just say a prayer for the folks in Washington and all areas impacted by the recent tornadoes if you would. I know they would certainly appreciate it. Thanks everyone.

The Human Spirit – More Powerful Than Any Storm

I came across these sites on Facebook today:



They are just a couple of the sites that have been set up in the wake of the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the southern portion of United States this week.

It’s really touching to see that so many people have posted images of old photos and various other items they have found. As you’ll see, some of these photos don’t seem to carry any special significance on the surface…but I can only imagine that to someone who has lost everything, perhaps even others in his or her life, something like this could mean the world.

The lost pets site is perhaps even more touching. If you’ve ever had a pet you don’t need an explanation why. Even if just a few of these pets are reunited with their owners, it’s worth this kind of an effort.

It’s really great to see people looking out for other people like this. God bless the victims of these storms – and all of the people who are doing what they can to help.