Friday, April 29, 2011

Praying for the South.















The tornadoes and violent storms that ripped through seven Southern states on Wednesday, have sadly killed over 300 people.

It is estimated to have left nearly 1 million customers across the region without electricity.

Causing billions of dollars of damage in some of the deadliest twisters in U.S. history.

It is being reported as the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which killed up to 1,800 people.

In some areas, whole neighbourhoods were flattened, cars flipped over and trees and power lines felled, leaving tangled wreckage.

Rescuers were continuing their search for survivors, some who sheltered in bathtubs, closets and basements through the storms.

My friend Rob, his loved ones and all of his employees in Birmingham, Alabama are safe, although it too was hit hard.

Rescue workers were busy sifting through rubble by hand yesterday to try and pull survivors from destroyed homes.

Two babies were rescued in Birmingham, one baby was trapped in its crib when the house fell down on top of him.

The mile wide twister that tore through Tuscaloosa, may have been the biggest ever to hit the state.

Shops, shopping malls, drug stores, gas stations and dry cleaners were all flattened in one section in that city.

The Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama was expected to be shut for days, possibly weeks, as workers repaired damaged transmission lines.

They were indeed fortunate that the backup systems worked as intended to prevent a partial meltdown like the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Please give what you can to the American Red Cross and keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Make it a prayerful día!