Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Please Pray For A Neighboring Southern IL Town

Last night my son came running into our room at about 4:30 AM.

The tornado warning sirens were going off.

No, I didn't hear it, thank God he could.

I jumped up out of bed as he ran to yell for his sister asleep in an upstairs bedroom.

Then we all went to the basement, waiting for the storm to pass.

Luckily, nothing hit Herrin, just wind and rain.

A fellow southern Illinois town was not so lucky.

Harrisburg, IL. which is approx. 30 minutes away from my home was devastated by the storm.

Click Here to read a local news article.


At least 10 people were killed, and at least 100 injured, in Southern IL. last night.

I’m asking all my followers of faith to please send prayers out for everyone affected by this horrible storm.



Tansy Annie Studio said...

So So sorry to hear that!!! I saw on the news that the midwest was getting hit hard. I certainly will say extra prayers for you and your community!

Sheila said...

Thankfully Tammy you folks are ok. I saw this on the news early this morning and have been keeping everyone in prayer.
Last week we had some devastating winds that caused severe damage in our area of Idaho, but nothing like this.
Praying for all,

Penny said...

So sorry to hear this devastating news... prayers for all affected.

So thankful, Tammy, that your town was spared and that you and your family are safe....

Unknown said...

Prayers lifting, Tam. Thi sis so tragic. Glad to know you are all safe. May God bless those that need lots of help.

Have a beautiful day ~

The Bear's Blog said...

They are on my prayer list.


Civil Folks said...

We are praying.


Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Tammy--We live in an area once devastated by tornadoes. It is a terrible thing. Your entire area will be held in our prayers. I pray everyone affected by the terrible storms recover quickly. My sympathies to the families and friends of those lost.-Jan

Jean Barker said...

Glad you and your family are okay Tam. Been watching the news all morning and praying for everyone affected by this horrible storm.

~Sara said...

Oh this crazy weather!! Praying for all of those involved. So glad that you are ok!! We had crazy winds and hail in Northern Cali, more on the way today. Stay safe, spring is almost here. Blessings ~Sara

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh Tam - how sad for those poor souls lost and for those left behind...I'm so thankful that you and your family are fine! I'll pray for those effected by all these horrible storms.

Tiff said...

Will keep them in my prayers. So glad all is well with you, thank goodness your son heard the sirens.



cynthia lee designs said...

Sorry to hear this news. I also saw on TV where Branson, Missouri got hit by a tornado too. Those storms went just south of us. Glad that you and your family are okay. Sending up prayers for everyone that got hit by these storms.

Kerri Arthur said...

I am so relieved to hear you fared well during the storm. I will definitely add all the souls affected by this horrible storm to my prayers.

May God help them through.

Grateful Hugs to you that you are ok!

Unknown said...

This is terrible!
My hubby and daughter are working in Springfield. Now I've REALLY got something to worry about!
Glad you and yours are safe.

Beth said...

My goodness! Prayers for the community and the families affected!

Mad Red Hare said...

You aren't that far from me! I live in Newburgh, IN just east of Evansville. The tornado touched down at the end of my street, about a mile away. Pretty scary.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Tammy Sending my thoughts & prayers~

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are ok from the storm. We had storms move through here last night and we are now under a tornado watch until 9 tonight here in Ohio. I love that spring is coming, but hate the storms.
Stay safe.
Country at heart

Felicia said...

So glad you and your family are ok Tammy but sooo sad that other familys are not. Praying for them.


prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam, So glad your son heard the sirens... It is so tragic... Nature has a ugly side. Sending hugs! OLM

frontporchprims said...

Oh my!!! Glad you are ok. This is so sad for the other town. -Steph-

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Tammy ~ I seen this on the news tonight. My heart goes out to all those people ~ so sad.
I pray that everyone is safe from all these wild storms we are having.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Tam,
So glad you are alright. Some terrible storms are going through the US lately. I pray that there will be no more tragedies.
It's so frightening when the weather alerts go off.

Mary said...

Tammy, so glad you and your family are OK...Stay safe..Harrisburg is expected to get more storms today. Keeping everybody in my prayers. Mary

Prims By The Water said...

To close for comfort for you and your family. I read about the towns that were terrible...definitely in my prayers. Take care, Janice