Oh my goodness, the weather here is crazy. We had a tornado come through last night!!! Praise the Lord, we were not affected by it much. We lost power from 3am until this afternoon, but otherwise sustained no damage. Here are some pics taken by a friend. A few cars had their windows totally shattered.
One building at the front of our apartment complex had its roof completely torn off...beams exposed and all!
Our family's specific apartment is in a great location in the complex as far as severe weather. Our building sits lower than those around us and we're on the inside and bottom floor of the building. We heard the tornado sirens around 3am and sat in the living room waiting to get the kids into the master bathroom/tub. We didn't realize the siren meant a tornado had been here (hey, we aren't from tornado places!). I kept praying "Lord, please give Joel wisdom to know WHEN we need to move to be safe." We stayed up for a while then headed back to bed. The kids woke up as normal and we were exhausted. It made for an interesting day as most people around here were up throughout the night and had no power this morning. Praise God we're safe!