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please pray, it's so bad here im not sure how many tonadoes we had last night i have a little battery life on copm. left. we are not hurt, but the damage, and oh God the death, its so bad here, over 100 in our county dekalb alabama alone we are without power browns ferry nuclear facility that carries our power was hit we are hearing 4-10 days no pwer. sorry im crying, this may not be typed right we love yall please please pray! i'll try to update, we are gong to georgis today for supplies and try to charge battery for comp. sophie and angie

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Have been watching the weather in that part of the country.. and it is devastating.. many prayers for all of you who are affected...

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Prayers to you guys!

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Angie, of course or prayers are with you all! This cell group was just thru Texas hours earlier and the day before, another one...dropping tornadoes like rocks skipping on water. If there is anything we can do, send mail. Take care and keep us updated as you can.

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Angie prayers are being sent your way. I know how scary storms can be. Of course you know we were hit hard with hurricanes a few years ago (Katrina and Rita). If at all possible for you, I suggest investing in a portable gas generator. You can't run everything in your house at the same time, but it does make everything more comfortable. We were out of power for a month and a half after Katrina. If there is anything you need, don't hesitate to ask. Were all here for you.

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Been reading up on this over lunch!  I hope you and your family are alright through everything.

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Stay safe, we'll be thinking of you!

I just cant imagine having to go through all that. My prayers for safety are with you.

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Prayers for your safety and for those around you...Anything you need just let us know!  We are all here for you Ang!

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Stay strong!!!!! That's all you can do. Gather your furry kids to you. Be safe! We are all thinking & praying for you.

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thank y'all, i can't tell you haw much this means to us to have all the thoughts and prayers, God love you all!! I'm being brief becase of computer batt. We went to Rome Ga today nearest city to get gas and supplies, that had power, and it was sporatic throughout their city.we left about 10:30 this morning and got back at 5 something  thisw evening, everywhere had a line they have 2 walmarts , a sams, and a kmart, still backed up. the gas lines were terrible, thank God in heaven they had a tractor supply to get the kids TotW!! we thought we were going to be water rationed but found out that was a rumor, it is true that we will be w/o power for 5-7 days according to TVA I so hope yall can tead this, im typing by candle light. the cheapest generator we could find was 1300.00!! just cant do that. we are going back to Rome on Sunday to do laundry and get more ice and supplies. Please pray for our safety, 7 people were arrested last night for home invasions, we have guns, but still scary. we are in a complete black out, the north eastern coner of alabama thank you all we love you! Soph qand Ang

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Praying for you guys safety. please however you can keep us updated so we know you all are alright.

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'm praying for you guys! Hope everything turns out okay!!!

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stay safe, you're in our prayers

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Thanks for posting Angie, been worried sick about you.  I lived in tornado alley, that's some scary you know what.  I know for a fact that you can get a generator much cheaper than that, find a Home Depot or Lowes.  By all means keep the generator out and away from the house where gas fumes can't get in.  PM any of us if you need something,  OK?

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Still checking your updates. Thanks for posting during the chaos! We take so much for granted. Good to know you are safe and hope you continue to be so. God Bless.

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Were praying for you over here!!! please try to keep updating!!

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By all means, our prayers and thoughts. The emergency services provide food and water, but always seem to forget the critters.

Is your home intact or was there damage to it.

If you need something specific, let us please know.

Instead of Rome, you might want to head a little further south in Georgia, since the area just north of Rome was affected as well.

The important thing of course is that you and yours are ok.

I can barely imagine the impact. The comments on the TV when showing aerial photos of the damage comment that normally the damage only continues for a few hundred feet to a few miles. In this situation the damage continues for over 800 miles. It stretches from Mississippi through Alabama into NW Georgia then Tennessee and into Virginia! The big one that hit Tuscaloosa stayed on the ground until after it had hit Birmingham. The images litterally take your breath away. Some homes, leaving only a slab. Some losing only shingles. Some the entire roof.

There was one family that heard one of the tornadoes pre-dawn, and the father went to the bedroom of their two youngest boys and sent then into an interior room with the mother and then went to get his 8 year old son who was in the front part of the house. Before he got there, the tornado hit and pulled the 8 year old into the air. They figured he was gone. But when everything had settled down, they found in the street out front, with some deep lacerations in his back, but alive. The entire family is recovering in the hospital, the two youngest and mama with minor injuries, the oldest boy in good condition and the father with broken ribs and a punctured lung. He says he thinks he was hit by the washing machine as it left the house.

The worst day since 1932, the death toll has passed the 1974 midwest storms.

I wish I had room to offer you and Sophapotamus refuge, but unfortunately right now, I just don't have the room. I am sure that Red and Princess would have grudginly shared their TOTW with her.

I will offer to make a supply run up there if you need something you can't find. Unfortunately, I can't bring electricity, and do not have a generator. If I did, I would share. The news on the TVA Nuclear Reactor is that it suffered no damage, but the power lines to it were damaged. Using their emergency generators they instituted a normal shutdown. When the powere lines are restored, they will restart it.

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Richard you are amazing- Ang I hope you are well- anxiously awaiting word~

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"I wish I had room to offer you and Sophapotamus refuge, but unfortunately right now, I just don't have the room. I am sure that Red and Princess would have grudginly shared their TOTW with her."

 Rick, this made me cry, thank you so much!! I wish I could have posted more at the time!! Sopapotomis is doing well, and I don't think she even realized anything has happened! She slept through the sirens, the winds, the police scanner...it was amazing. God gave her grace! The littles were nervy a bit, they know the siren and that means go to the small bathroom. Thursday as we traveled to Rome, Sophie rode in the back seat, it was chilly that day, so she stayed cool in the truck when we had to go in to eat, but we took her in the Tractor Supply for their food. There were a few other puptins there, she met them and was great, she's good with other dogs. Almost everyone thought she was a Weimmy! Once they saw her rust points, they saw her Doberness! LOL! Just thank you again SO MUCH!!! xoxo, Sohp & Ang

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Glad to hear you are doing so well!  We've all been praying for your safety.  It has been a crazy couple of days for you guys, for sure!  I can't even imagine the stress of what you've been through.  Is the power back on now?