Many Lives Have Been Lost in Arkansas Tonight


I cannot begin to express the horror and sadness that has gripped me this evening.  As far as I know, all of my family and friends are safe.  However, many people lost their lives to a devastating tornado in Central Arkansas.  According to reports, the tornado was 1/2 a mile wide and hit the towns of Mayflower and Violnia, Arkansas.  Someone took video of the damage and posted it on Facebook.  It hit drivers who were on the Interstate at the time.  I’m certain the sound of children screaming while trapped in vehicles will be stuck in my head for some time to come.  (I won’t post that video.  Suffice it to say, I cried and it looks like a war zone.)

The damage is horrid.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this tornado rates as an F-4 and possibly even an F-5.  There are more storms on the way here in the early morning hours tomorrow.

If you do one thing tonight, any one thing, I ask you hug a loved one and make sure they know how much you love them.  It only takes a fraction of a second to change lives forever.

Aerial Video from a drone of the damage in one area that was hit.

Author: Jill Stewart

I am a 37 -year-old woman from Arkansas who is happily married to a Scottish immigrant aka “the hubby” “the hubs” or if I am calling him directly “YO YOU!” We’ve been married for 3 years and it’s been a crazy ride, and unfortunately our finances have been beat to death in the last few years. We have two dogs and a cat, no kids. The Blog- What’ll you find: Financial Information as we try to become debt free My attempts at working and trying to maintain a home to the standards I like My adventures in learning how to sew Arts and craft projects Funny tidbits from my life including living with a Scottish person, the dogs, and other oddball things that happen to me. What you won’t find: Much on children. I don’t have kids and I can’t have kids. Recipes- I don’t mind cooking, but unless it’s something really special, don’t come here looking for the weekly recipe! You won’t find it- unless you ask my husband. If you’re interested in what you see, please follow me on Facebook or sign up for emails! Most of all, leave a comment or ask a question! I am always happy to hear from you!

2 thoughts on “Many Lives Have Been Lost in Arkansas Tonight

  1. I hope your friends and family are safe. Thoughts and prayers with you.

    • As far as I know, all of my friends and family are ok. There are a lot of other people who are not…Homes were ripped from the foundations, cars flipped…I’m just sick over it. I can’t believe that many people were on the road. 😦

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