Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Americus Tornado Pictures

My Aunt Dawn who lives in Americus sent me these pictures of the damage the tornado caused. My grandparents (on Mom's side), Aunt Dawn, Uncle Mike and their 2 boys live in Americus and although their homes didn't receive any substantial damage Uncle Mike's businesses and Papa's church did. Papa's church is being used as center for the Red Cross and the GBC as it is quite a large building and didn't receive any structural damage. Please continue to pray for everyone living in the community as we are VERY fortunate that our family is safe but many people were not so fortunate.

You can see here where all of the trees were chopped down by the tornado. This road used to be lined with huge pine trees.

I think this is the Winn-Dixie shopping center that was destroyed.

At first I thought this was FBC Americus but the more I look at it the more I think I might be wrong. Either way you can see where the steeple of the church was taken off by the tornado.

This I believe is Sumter Regional Hospital in the middle of Americus. You can see where it looks like all of the windows were blown out.

I don't know whose house this is.

To me this looks like another shopping center that is completely destroyed. I think it is the other side if the Winn-Dixie parking lot and if I am reading the sign right it is where the Cato Women's store was. My Uncle Mike owns a gym near here but I am not sure how much damage it took.


JSM said...

WOW it is amazing to me that in a few minutes time a powerful storm can completely destroy a town that took years to build and change peoples lives forever. Praise the Lord that your family is safe and may they be a beacon of light, compassion, grace, and comfort in the Lord to the others through this time. They are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hello Love Ones.......I have finally found time to look at your blog. So good to hear the news about your job and the possiblity of getting a new apartment in the next few months. We are doing well, just staying extremely busy with the effects of the storm. This town has been changed forever. You will not recognize some of the areas when you get to visit us again. The people have been amazing, everybody helping each other. God knew what He was doing when He sent the storm our way. It has really brought about a closeness throughout the community. Ya be safe and know we love you. MeMe