As I'm sure everybody has heard by now, the Central Arkansas area was devastated by tornadoes yesterday. As of last count, 16 Arkansans lost their lives due to the storms.
Growing up in Arkansas, I am all too aware of the devastation that Mother Nature can cause. I am very fortunate in that though I have been hit by tornadoes before, I have never suffered the loss that so many deal with yearly due to severe weather outbreaks.
So, as you go about your day today, take a moment to remember the lives of those lost in yesterday's storm. As you can see in the video footage above, even those that were spared have a lot of destruction to clean up. Lives have been disrupted for the foreseeable future for these people.
Lastly, if you have a few extra dollars, consider donating to help these people rebuild. When something major happens in a big City, millions of dollars pour in and news crews stay on the scene for months and months. Unfortunately, when small towns and communities are devastated, people quickly forget. Let us not forget these people. We should help them rebuild just as we would if they were located in Boston or somewhere bigger.
UPDATED: For those of you with pets, here is an excellent article on pets and how they are affected by storms.
Credit: Video by Storm Chaser Brian Emfinger.
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