Monday, April 18, 2011

Rough Days Due to a Tornado

It has been a pretty rough few days.  A tornado ripped right through my town Saturday afternoon.  I live in NC and tornadoes are rare here.  The tornado was on the ground for about 10 miles and pasted by within 2 miles of my house.  Here a few shots of the area. 
This was taken within minutes of the tornado passing.  This is my daily drive to my school.  To the right of this shot is a Good Year Tire plant.
This is a picture of the tornado cloud.
Here are some pictures of the damage to my students’ homes:




And a Before and After:
I work at a K-1 school with about 230 students.  Twenty students have lost their home or have damage to it.  Two of the students in my class have damage.  It was very hard to “teach” today.

16 comments:

Beth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your students.

B. Roper said...

It was a bad storm! I am so thankful it was only a loud thunderstorm here! My thoughts and prayers are with that part of NC! Those pictures are rough to see! Glad you are safe!

Christie said...

It's one thing to see it on TV, but that just made it more real. My thoughts are with you and your students. I'm glad everyone was safe.

Ms. A's Class said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your students and your school. It is a true blessing that everyone is safe.
Ms. A

Gladys said...

My prayers are with you and your students.

Gladys
Once Upon a Time in First Grade

Mrs. Magee said...

Thoughts and prayers are being sent to you, your students, and your community.
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Mrs. Mc said...

My thoughts and prayers are also with you and the families that you work with.
~ Mrs. Mc
Little Literacy Learners

absees123s said...

I am so very sorry..my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Janine said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jennyfer Murphine said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the damage to your town. I'll be thinking about you and your students.

Sass Class said...

So sorry to hear that you and your students were so affected by this. I hope everyone is safe and can get peace soon.

beachliesl said...

We missed the worst of it here, but just north of us in Gloucester, both the elementary and middle school are gone. Just gone.

Mrs. Lochridge said...

I am sorry to hear about this turn of events for your community. I hope that everyone is okay and can start working towards rebuilding. My son was just in Camp Lejeune, NC last month. Sending good thoughts your way.

First Grade Factory

Debbie said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. At least all are safe. Homes can be rebuilt, the body will heal, but children can not be brought back. Thinking about you and all that experienced the storms.

Debbie

Kindergarten Teddies said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your students! I know that is a scary situation to be in. Being from Oklahoma we see a lot of that! I have actually had my house destroyed by a tornado once. My children and I were at home and there is nothing like the adreneline and fear that goes through your body at that moment. I am so glad that your students are ok.

mrs.tabb said...

:( prayers go out to you all!!
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