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Tornadoes again in Florida

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Marge Tindal
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Florida's Foreverly Shores


0 posted 02-02-2007 08:18 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


Many areas of Florida were again struck with tornadoes, this time in the mid-of-night ... we actually heard the roar and dove for safety, but were spared destruction as friends right down the road were hit badly~

Have been busy checking on family and friends~
Right now our families and loved ones are counted for and are safe~

Keep everyone in prayer, please ...~




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1 posted 02-02-2007 08:59 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Oh Marge!
You and the others plagued by these fierce storms in Florida are in my prayers.
What weird wicked winter weather!
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2 posted 02-02-2007 09:37 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Marge..I'm watching CNN and I cannot believe the destruction!
Even saw pictures from your city.
I would like to ask that all our Pip members from Florida please check in when you can.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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Marge. I came here to see if you had checked in.I was at work all night and well aware of what was happening, as I was checking people out from 1 a.m. on to catch plane flights home. They could not use I-4 because of the truck accidents. Five semi trailers were smashed there near 44. Then I saw the storm was going into Deland. There  was a tornado watch all night. Reported six to eight inches of rain last night, so flooding also involved. We were okay but worked from ten until 1 a.m with emergency lights and no switch board. Finally got that on about one in the morning. I was not aware of the severe tornado damages until I got home and the pictures and stories became to come up on television. CNN has good coverage as well as our local stations. I am so glad you are okay. This is one of the worst storms since I have lived here.

Deland has had a rough time between the Christmas storm and now this.  Take care,I know you will be busy as so many people were involved in this devastation. love to you, martyjo
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4 posted 02-02-2007 11:22 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

My God ... the devastation is even worse, and more wide-spread, than the Christmas day storms~

At least 14 confirmed dead already ... search and rescue going on~

DeLand is in Volusia County ... our friends who live on Lake Beresford, just a mile away, are safe, but the windows were blown out of their home and the 18th century home next door to them was flattened~

More later ... keep the prayer vigil, there are SO many needing them right now~
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5 posted 02-02-2007 11:26 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Thanks for checking in martyjo.
Any other members from Florida who can check in please do.
Michael
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Linda and I are fine -- we live just down 44 from Deland as it crosses into Lake County.  We also heard the roar of one (not sure if it was the same) and just lie in bed gulping in the dark as we have no shelter in our house.

The church building right by Linda's grandparent's house in Ladylake was completely demolished by a different one.  Was quite a night overall apparently.

Everyone we know is o.k. though.  Keeping up the prayers here as well.

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OMG I cannot believe what I'm seeing...the devestation is almost surreal...Thank Goodness you gals are safe...my prayers go out to all concerned...this is just awful...and will most likely grow progressively worse.

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Thanks for checking in Michael.
Glad you and Linda are ok.
I saw pictures of that church on CNN this morning!
Unbelievable!
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maybe the town should consider putting in a warning system like like the one they have in Kansas

my prayers are with all

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It is literally heartbreaking out there~

Such wide-spread devastation as far as the eye can see~

Bill is out helping some friends down the street get trees off of their homes and helping them secure their property~

I don't even want to take photos, as it seems that it would be such an invasion of grief~

Everything you see on the News stations is, not only astonishing, it's even worse than it looks~

*sigh*
We both feel so blessed to have been spared,
and humbled at what we see others are having to go through~

I'm helping to prepare food ...
it seems so little ... but is so needed~

The Red Cross has been so quick to respond, so if you feel like you'd like to help (and know you can't be here to do so) ... you can make a donation to the Red Cross~
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Marge,

Just letting you know that others do care about  the devastation this has brought to peoples lives,  our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Ivor
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I am so thankful that you & your families were spared. I will keep everyone in my prayers. CNN has been unbelievable
Love,
Betty
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Thank God you and your family are safe Marge. I couldn't believe it when I heard tonight that Deland was one of the places hit hard. I came upstairs and got on the computer to see if you were okay.

Everyone in the areas hit will be in my prayers.

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14 posted 02-02-2007 09:26 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Gosh, I wish there were a better way of expressing how very sorry I am.  We have friends in Lady Lakes whove been trying desperately to get Ray and I to move there.  I pray they're okay, too.
  
   Prayers,

     Rae
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Marge,
Thanks for checking in...when I heard the news I knew I had to stop by home here to make sure my fellow poets from Florida were safe. Thank God that you and your family and Michael and his family were spared and I'll pray for the others who were not as fortunate.
Ruth
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I'm glad you and yours are safe, Marge...

my thoughts and prayers are with all affected...

"When the power of love overcomes the love
of power the world will know peace."
--Jimi Hendrix

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Will do, Marge.  Gosh, I'm glad you and yours are safe and accounted for.  I had been wondering.  *hugs*...jo
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MartyJo & Michael, I'm glad you're okay, too!  *hugs*...jo
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19 posted 02-03-2007 05:34 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I didn't hear about the tornadoes until late last night. Hoping all stays well with you and your families Marge...


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Oh Marge, I am so glad you and your family are safe.
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Keeping you and the families of this devastation close in our hearts and prayers, Marge.



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Marge/sis....thank you for the update...please keep safe!  
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23 posted 02-03-2007 11:37 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I feel every single tornado, hurricane, huge wind storm, etc. way up here, but then that is what family is for.  There was a time the news of one of these went right in one ear and out the other until the internet.  I don't know about you, but I am having a very hard time hearing about any more of nature's destruction.  I guess she is sending her message loud and clear worldwide now.

Stay safe, and I am just so grateful you are all safe and sound, and also pray for those that are not.  What a shock again!
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Haven't been on for a few days, learned about the tornadoes just now.
Gosh Marge, and all others in the area, am I glad you are ok. That was a close one.
Thinking of you all and keeping my fingers crossed. Nature is going crazy. We have the stranged winter of all times. It's February and temps are so high that my roses are sprouting already. Haven't had any snow or real frost yet.

I'm really happy you're ok dear friend.
Hugs, Titia

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