Thursday, April 28, 2011

Power's out, people have died

Tornado damage in St. Elmo
People are sending messages to the listserv via DROIDs, iPhones, and BlackBerries.  Several, who were not at home, asked about power in a particular block.  Most had no power at all last night, but this one did for awhile.
"Did have power on 4400 block of Tennessee- but it is out now....looks pretty dark outside everywhere now.....most all of St. Elmo is dark now......Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T"
Donna said it was weird driving through St. Elmo before daylight this morning, and "even along the highway," she says, "with no downtown lights."  We have come to eat at Panera -- we've had no power and have probably lost everything in our refrigerators.
Gazebo in St. Elmo
Deadly day of storms

That's the headline of our local newspaper this morning.  People died in Trenton, where Emily lives, and in Ringgold -- both are in Georgia, just south of Chattanooga.  Donna and I live in the 4600 block of St. Elmo Avenue, about one mile north of Georgia.

Both photos came via the St. Elmo neighborhood listserv.


Anonymous said...

Stay safe.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Crazy! I hope you and your family are doing alright

Beth said...

Hi, Bonnie. Watching the news gave me an idea of the full scope of the devastation of these awful storms, and I thought of you in Chattanooga, so decided to come by and see if you had a post (I haven't been online much lately). I'm so relieved to see that you are well, but so sad for all those who suffered such loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your neighbors there. God bless you.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Madge, Helen, and Beth. I'm the only one in my family still without power nearly 38 hours. I'm about to post a few photos I took on the street behind mine, houses wrecked. Thanks for your concern. (Oops! Nope, I won't get to post photos until tomorrow, probably. This place is about to close.)