After the Tornadoes: 27 April to now & How we are living.

Due to the devastating severe weather in north Alabama which occurred on 27 April, in which 250 people were killed and several hundred thousand of us remain without power, with most things in short supply or nonexistent, and all kinds of business and school disruptions, I have not been online to personally reply to messages.

Electricity is slowly being restored across the region, but clean-up, debris clearing and rebuilding is the central focus at the moment. Our basics like water and power returned after midnight 2 May, though dawn to dusk curfew is still in place. After bathing in car washes set aside for those in need, gathering wood to cook over in the backyard and keeping watch for looters and others intent on mischief for days, I, like many, am exhausted. I’m concentrating now on trying to get my son’s doctor’s appointments and surgeries rescheduled for as soon as possible, though dire emergencies are still priority.

For those seeking review and who have submitted files, I will be contacting you as soon as I am able (which means obtaining another computer, mine is now kaput), but I should be back up and running by Friday, 6 May.  For friends and others, if you have my address, you can write through post mail, as it is running.

For these past days, I’ve been writing journal entries, and will be posting it as soon as I am “normal” again. I am usually close to nature and basic in habits, but this has even  more reinforced that very  many things of modern life we have no real need for and can be done without.

Regards all,

Red Haircrow

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2 thoughts on “After the Tornadoes: 27 April to now & How we are living.

  1. It’s good to hear that you are at least okay. Red. Wishing you all the best in this time of trouble. Oy…those tornados looked brutal on the news. Again my sympathies.

    • It’s pretty devastated around here. I’ve been through a few tornadoes, the ones cited in Alabama news in association with the ones on 27 April, and the widespread devastation around the region was far beyond what now and then. Since 1932, there hadn’t been this level of life and property loss.

      One outstanding story which came out of it, was of a friend of ours who lost their home, cars and dog to the tornadoes. The dog was sucked up along with his house and chain, yet he was discovered uninjured miles away. If he could talk about where he went and what he experienced…

      Things are still pretty lean around here in all respects, but we didn’t personally have it as bad as some, especially those whose health needs machine based help to be maintained.

      Thanks for the message!

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