Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Tornado misses HSBC
Last week in the middle of what looked like a picture perfect day, dark clouds from the North began to advance toward Springfield. While the sky was blue we heard the tornado sirens. I received a call from a panicked 16 year old sdaughter watching James at home. Mom was busy doing some things at church and could not be found. I was thinking that this was probably much to do about nothing, but the sirens were real and tearful call from my daughter did send me home. Within minutes of arriving home, the wind picked up and the hail started. What I did not realize at the time was that a tornado had formed over the strip mall called Furniture Row very close to the church. It took off the roof of part of that building and headed in the direction of the church. While we do have a list of things damaged by the weather, we can't help but be grateful to God for protecting us from the kind of damage our neighbors experienced. They had to close part of the complex and a tent sale has been up all week to clear out merchandise affected. Thank God we worshiped in our facility without interruption.