UPDATED: No, this is not our tornado
UPDATE: Thank you to a dear friend who just informed me this photo is a hoax. For those in our community who have seen this photo and are sending it out via cellphone (I’ve gotten it seven times now), internet, etc., please visit this site: http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/floridatornado.asp. It’s only natural that we would share this without thinking to question its validity. No matter if this is an actual picture or not, what happened is very real and very devastating.
Please continue to remember the families affected by this storm. Also, I’d encourage you to go visit Deedra’s blog for powerful pictures of a memorial that has been erected in honor of Linda Tinker who was killed in this disaster. The faith of this family is far stronger than any wind that may blow through our lives.
Wow! That is amazing. This so reminded me of the Kansas tornadoes in 1985. We drove through the after math so see my Mom who is a chaplain in the Wichita hospitals. She was so overwhelmed as you can imagine.
Praise God you are safe. I know you are probably prayed out so I pray God give you strength and comfort.
Incredible. Wow. Amazing. I am deeply saddened by the effects of this devastating storm.
Yet at the same time, I am in complete awe of the wonder and majesty of God Who “loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.
At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.”
The clouds poured down water, the skies resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.
Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.
How small we are and how big God is.
Oh Lord, surround this sweet community with Your love and comfort and strength as they pick up the pieces of their lives. Remind them that You are their Provider and their Comfort. Thank You for folks like Lisa and Deedra who are ministering and loving on them during this difficult time.
Oh, I pray for God to fill your community with peace.
Wow. Such an amazing picture. Such heart breaking devastation. Lifitng your community up in prayer.
What an amazing testament to her faith and the faith of her family!
I’m so glad that you and your family are safe, and will continue to pray for your community.
I think helping everyone realize the power of “snopes”. I can’t tell you how many of these kinds of things I get and go check out on snopes.
This is an encouraging story, too. God is good.
Wow, this is a powerful picture!
Thanks for the shout out! I know Leslie wants as many people as possible to be touched by this!
p.s…sorry for passing on the bogus pic! I had no idea! But I am glad no one local was crazy enough to stand outside and take pictures that close to the tornado!
Believe it or not I got that same pic via cellphone. Amazing how fast things spread.