Living in the Ozarks, you have a constant mindfulness of how deadly storms can be. It doesn't consume our way of life, but it plays a major role in how we live. Our little farm happens to be located in Tornado Alley.
Growing up here, we used to only have to be watchful of the storms in the spring. Now, it is every storm, no matter what season.
Every Ozarker has their own "tornado" story to tell, but I can tell youthat I never wish to experience what the dear people of Joplin experienced yesterday evening. Hearing tornado stories from people on tv can never prepare a person for the sheer terror of the experience.
This video demonstrates the experience of living through a tornado better than anything I have ever seen or heard. I share this with you so that you may better understand what these friends and neighbors have gone through.
After watching this video, and you wonder how you can help.....call this number to volunteer or to find loved ones (417) 659-5464.
There are many Facebook pages now set up to locate people and pets and places to volunteer. You can find many other pages connected to these pages below too.