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Alabama Tornados

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On April 27th, 28 tornadoes came through my county. Thankfully my family and our house is safe.  The storms came through on Wednesday and we lost power that afternoon. We were out of power for a week and I was out of work for three days.

 Day 1 no power. This newspaper was writing on a laptop, powered by a generator, printed in Birmingham, and driven back to Huntsville, and delivered to customers.

 Many grocery stores were open with limited stock. My mom bought 7 bags of ice to try to save as much food as possible.

I used the camping stove to make oatmeal.

We set some water outside to warm it up

 Day 2 newspaper

This picture in the newspaper shows the fatalities across the state.

Day 3 newspaper

I'm not a huge fan of roughing it (my sister Megan was having a great time), so on Saturday my mom and I drove to Mississippi to stay with friends.

My mom cleaning out the fridge before we left.

Driving to Mississippi

We left Alabama on Saturday and came back on Monday. The power wasn't back yet, but I had to be back at work (the office had two generators the size of 18 wheelers). It was rough to be out of power, but I'm thankful that was the only difficulty we had.

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