** I want to forewarn you that this isn’t one of my typical upbeat posts, but one that is near and dear to my heart. xo
One year ago today, one of the most deadly and widespread tornado outbreaks occurred with over 208 touching down in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. I remember the ominous day very well with the reported 70% chance of tornadoes; the nonstop rain, hail, and winds; and the nightmare chain of events. The storm system lasted from 7:30am to 10:30pm creating havoc all across the southeast. A quarter of the days death toll was accounted for by the surrounding areas of my community. It was a rough day, to say the least, but like with most natural disasters, it brought out the best in people and their communities. A year later, many of the homes have been rebuilt; however, the victims, those they love, and their communities still carry many emotional wounds. My post today is in honor of them.
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