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Jan 23, 2017 6:20 AM

I hope all my peeps in the southeast are safe and didn't sustain too much devastation in the storm. To my peeps here in the Northeast, brace yourselves, we have that same storm today and tomorrow. Be safe everyone. {{{{Hugs}}}}🤗💕

Jan 23, 2017 6:27 AM

I hope everyone is ok. Take it easy.

Jan 23, 2017 6:35 AM

I hope everyone will be ok, you're all in my thoughts that the storm will pass over you with very little damage xx

Jan 23, 2017 7:20 AM

Be safe out there.

Jan 25, 2017 5:54 PM

Thank you AlwayZ & everyone. I live in central GA, and so far the count for central GA alone is 9 tornadoes in 2 days (18 statewide), and they are still counting and surveying.

I'm 55 and lived here all my life. I'd only gone through 2 tornadoes until last year. Neither was near my house. As of this weekend, over the last 12-18 months, there have been 5 tornadoes in our area, right at my town (2 this year), within a 1-8 mile radius of my home.

The scariest part was watching it on radar as it was coming, and finding out my daughter, son in law, and his 2 sons were in the direct path! I'd texted her to stay alert because it was coming, thinking they were home sleeping in. But NO, they'd got up early to run errands. They had left the Wal-Mart not even 5 minutes when it took a direct hit, in the department they had been in ...Omg! She texted me they had hunkered down in the bathroom of a small vape store instead of trying to drive home. Her daughter, my granddaughter was sitting beside me reading everything on my phone. I had to stay calm for her, though my insides were freaking out. Now coincidentally, this is the same exact Walmart that my other daughter worked at for 4 years. Thank goodness she works elsewhere now! And the stores took minimal damage with zero injuries or deaths.

Once the storms passed us we watched as other storms and tornadoes hit elsewhere. I feel very blessed, as does my whole family. The very big & bad one in Albany hit 3-5 miles from my step-gkids home; they were out of town at the time. One formed over Barnesville & touched down in Monroe county, as another hit nearby. My brother was sheltered inside an Ingle's grocery store as it went over. Then the last bad one that hit near Cordele was headed directly towards my dad & stepmoms farm. For unknown reason and a very unusual act (said meteorologist) it suddenly turned slightly North, and in doing so it lost its power and petered out to only a thunderstorm. All I could do was pray and thank God for reducing the strength of all the storms as they moved East! The damage in Albany was a second hit since January 3rd. They're very shaken. They took the hardest hit of all the tornadoes, and it's said it was 1 mile wide at a few miles in its path. The last time GA took a hit this bad was on Mother's Day, 2008, when 7 tornadoes struck Macon.

I hope the NE has fared with much less damage. And I pray it's a long time before we see tornadoes again! Hugs love & prayers for all to be safe! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jan 26, 2017 3:16 AM

Oh my Flappy. Glad everyone is safe. They were too close. Sorry that happened.

Jan 26, 2017 4:49 AM

Oh no that sounds very frightening, I have you all in my thoughts and hope there's no more for a long time to come!

Sending you all big gentle loving hugs xx

Jan 26, 2017 8:55 AM

It's sad how many lives were lost and how much devastation was done, especially near Cordele & in Albany. And then the one that hit Hattiesburg MS, omg! There are statewide donations taking place for the hardest hit areas. Thankfully everything north of Cordele was minimal damage and zero lives lost.

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