Looking from the outside in re: tornado aftermath in Appomattox, Evergreen, Waverly

4 thoughts on “Looking from the outside in re: tornado aftermath in Appomattox, Evergreen, Waverly”

  1. Jeff you would not have believed the destruction. I really didn’t believe the tornado warning. I thought it was a joke. When I called Donnie to tell him, he said I got the puppies in because it looks like it’s going to rain. I told him I’ve got to go back to work and hung up. The next time I called home the phone was dead. The painter from Amy’s house had called me at work and said come home right away. I redial end his cell numbers and ask if he had called me and was this a joke. He said No ! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I got there. Thank you. Jennifer and Gwen were such get help. Gary and butch were troopers too. Amazing family, friends and community. Appomattox is awesome. The Sothern Baptist Disaster Team has amazing group working.

    1. It’s unbelievable. I just saw a different photo of your neighbor’s house — a before and after. It’s a miracle the painter who called you and who was in that house made it out alive. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to experience that. Same for Donnie. Like you, I probably would have blown off the tornado warning, simply because, well, tornadoes aren’t supposed to happen in that neck of the woods, and the weather reports always seem to be so shock and awe these days it’s hard to know what’s legitimate. It’s a miracle there was not more loss of life and injury. Very happy to see so much volunteer help and support. Mama told me all about what they have done / are doing. Amazing.

  2. This is a great article! I go to church with your mom, aunt Rita and uncle Donnie, and your sister. I love your family and Thank God they were not hurt worse. Their neighbors Amy , Daniel, and Sarah Poole are my closest Friends, considered Family. It is heart-breaking to see them hurting and at the same time overwhelming thankfulness that I can still be with them here on earth! God protected so many people and so much property that should have been destroyed! Praise God for His hand of protection.

    1. Thanks for the kind words about my family and thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment.

      What happened was very devastating. I’m not witnessing firsthand like you all, of course, but it’s just otherworldly almost. Amazing the painter survived in that house, and correct me if I’m wrong, but her son was there too. Is that right?

      I can’t even imagine what Donnie went through being across the road even though their home didn’t get the brunt of the damage.

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