Be Prepared!

    The Destructive Force of Nature

    The destructive force that is nature!

    For many of us around the world, the devastating power of mother nature is not something that we really like. This is, of course, assuming that you have not witnessed firsthand in the form of a natural disaster. Yes, of course we’ve all seen movies in the news of a flood that occurred a few thousand miles away from us, but until we got to see first hand the destruction, it is difficult to fully understand how dangerous Mother Nature it can be when you decide to attack. At least it was for me that is, until F-2 tornado leveled a city no more than 5 minutes down the road from my house.

     

    Close-up on a Tornado!

    I had to deal with the mold cleaning houses and commercial structures for a lot ‘of time, and I was able to see how bad these structures may be in poor condition by simple force of nature like mold. At this point, the mold damage was the worst I’ve seen in a home is concrete. Of course, the mold is a destructive force enough in itself, but needless to say, I was not prepared for what could be the deadly nature.

     
    On this particular day, he passed me to be at work, which is about an hour away from where I live. Fortunately my parents are still in the same area, and unlike me, actually pay attention to what the weather is doing around them, otherwise my night, probably would have ended much worse than it actually did. When my father called to inform that I should not go home for the time being due to a tornado warning, I was more than a bit annoying ‘. It had been a long day of work, and I just wanted to jump in the shower and relax. Luckily I listened to the advice of my father, but another woman was not so lucky. After receiving a phone call from her daughter, who has issued a notice to evacuate, proceeded to re-watch their soap operas, are not fully aware of the strength that was about to go against. Unfortunately, his house was one of those hit by the strength of the storm.

     
    A couple of days later, I decided to ride in the area to see how bad it was. News stories do not do much in the way of conveying the true harmful effects of these storms. When I arrived, I was totally speechless. I saw families huddled together after losing all their possessions owned cars, I also witnessed what had become of their roofs. Even whole sections of theĀ forest had become only toothpicks. The strangest thing I noticed, however, was the selective nature of the storm. Where you can see a house that had been leveled to the foundation, by the house that has not been touched.
    The destruction was immense, but it was nice to see how the community came together to help the less fortunate. Well, most of the community in any way. It’s a shame, but with all natural disasters are inevitable looters. In any case, however, there were at least 50 volunteers who were out there helping clean up the mess and donate some of your personal information to people who have to start again after the storm belongings.

     
    As sad as it was to see, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to witness to me. Now, the next time you are in charge dodge a storm, it aggravates less secure! Natural disasters like this are nothing to play, and the trouble is that this was at the lower end of the scale compared to the storm damage as Katrina. The next time a natural disaster threatens your area, do not think of anything else that you and your loved ones to get to a safer area. It may not have anything to go back to when the storm clears, but at least we still have each other!

    4 Comments

    1. Irene | | Reply

      Great article! Thanks!

      • Catastrophe Admin | | Reply

        We appreciate your words! Thanks!

    2. Jake | | Reply

      Thanks so much for posting this information.

      • Catastrophe Admin | | Reply

        You are welcome!

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