Monday, May 23, 2011
Our area had several tense hours as the storms slowly made their way across NW Arkansas. We alternated between watching local reports and the Weather Channel. I followed on Twitter, an amazing tool to get the latest information complete with twit-pics. More information than we want to hear sometimes.
Survivors reported more than 20 semi-trailer trucks blown over by the tornado, tv stations knocked off the air and radio stations are asking for help from anyone who could lend a hand. That's really all we can do in a disaster like this. We found ourselves on the receiving end of the generosity of many after a flood in 1998 ripped through our lives. It was amazing the outpouring of help from perfect strangers. Cases of water appeared in my driveway to distribute. Sandwiches were made and delivered every meal for the homeowners who were knee deep in mud cleaning up what was left of their possessions. We are a Nation of good hearted people who think... "What if this happened to me?"