I’m sure you’ve seen it on the news by now or somewhere else on the internet, but if not then here is a link…


http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=143041


I was on my way back from my daughter’s baby shower while Claire and my two youngest children sought saftety in the basement of our home in Forest Lake, MN. It was a scarey deal. We were fortunate in that everyone is safe and the power was only off for about 12 hours which we sat out at a motel across from the Mall of America. Others in Hugo (just south of us) were not as fortunate. Our prayers are with everyone effected by this severe weather event.


I’ve been through Hugo, MN twice since the tornado went through. There are lots of downed trees and houses that are completely demolished as if a bomb struck them. The local authorities have most of Hugo roped off with Police tape and are detouring traffic around it. All-in-all it makes a person so grateful for what they’ve got. How blessed most of us are.


Here are some pictures of the devastation…


http://www.startribune.com/galleries/19251959.html?location_refer=East%20Metro