I have spent almost my entire life living in Limestone County. It's normal to awaken in the middle of the night to tornado sirens or to seek cover in storm shelters or basements during bad weather. But to say "we are used to tornadoes around here," is just not a fact.
We are used to bad weather and anticipating bad weather, but tornadoes usually don't happen. In my 31 years there has NEVER been anything like this in Limestone County. I am extremely emotional about it, although I wasn't directly affected by it...people I know were, and communities that I consider part of my hometown were too.
This past week has been an emotional roller coaster for me...partly because my little girl broke her leg and partly because of all the emotion and unreal pictures from the storm that I see. I have seen several videos of the tornado that hit East Limestone, just a "stone throw" from some dear friends. I am so thankful that they are all safe. I will always remember what a horrific day April 27 was and I hope we never experience another like it. God bless our community and the many others affected.
13 hours ago