My part of MO is ok.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Shari, May 23, 2011.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    A couple of folks have messaged or called, so I thought I'd just give a shout out that I am not in the area that was severely affected by the devastating tornado. We had severe weather around us, but nothing like Joplin has suffered.

    That said, exMIL (whom I adore) is from that area, and one of my 2 exBIL's lives near there. We have tried not to tie up phone lines calling people, but we do have word that some family and friends are confirmed dead and some are missing. Both exBIL's are professional fire fighters. One left to go help an hour after it hit. The other will be going down to help, also.

    Please keep ALL of those folks in your prayers.
  2. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    I am so sorry! I'll keep you and your friends/family in my prayers.
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Glad to hear you and your immediate family are all okay. I'm sad to hear that you have family/friends that did not make out so well.
  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    We just got word that one of the missing was found alive. His wife is gone and his daughter was found last night in her crushed car. Her legs are broken but she is alive. Don't know the extent if their injuries beyond that.
    Keep praying - those folks need it.
  5. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Glad to hear you're okay.
  6. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Glad you are OK but so sorry about the family and friends. We have yet to talk to some friends in the area. Took us forever to get ahold of family in Alabama.
    This is so sad and scary... I feel so bad for all who have been affected by these storms.
  7. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to know you're OK- I was worried about you. So sorry that some were not as fortunate. Sending prayers.
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Shari....I have obviously been in a fog but is this anywhere near the base?

    I hadnt heard anything about storms so I am sorry to hear your family has been affected and will be keeping them in my prayers.
  9. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    No Janet. Joplin is in the very southwest corner of the state. We've had weather all around, but I've not heard of anything hitting near the base.
  10. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Shari - I was thinking about you, but I figured since I was seeing posts on FB you were OK.

    I'll pray for those not so fortunate, though... :hugs:
  11. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Yeah, in true redneck fashion, we fried fish and made ce cream during the storm that hit us. But it was nothing compared to what others got.
  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Whew! Glad you're ok, Shari. So sorry about extended family and friends.

    Saying prayers and holding good thoughts for those affected by these latest nasty storms.

  13. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Man, I'll still take our earthquakes any day over those crazy tornadoes that hit every year! Yikes!
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad you're all right! I was worried about you guys.