posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 05:58 PM
Yesterday at approx. 4:15 pm. A tornado ripped through my neighborhood here in eastern NC.
The story begins with knowing a storm is coming, but nothing more than your typical thunderstorm. As I sat and watched out my window, the clouds grew
more malevolent with great strikes of lightening in the distance. My dog began to cry and scratch at the back door, which she NEVER does during a
storm. I then see the wind beginning to pick up and the rain begin to fall.
So I run to the back door to let her in and into her kennel. My husband and I stood there in at the sliding glass door watching the wind pick up. To
our amazement we see debris begin to fly in the distance. I witnessed a metal garage, a 16 x 24 rip apart in mid air and coming flying towards our
property, then another come over my fence, tearing it down, appearing to head in my direction. My husband yells for me and the kids to get to the
closet. My adrenaline begins to take me into a fight or flight mode of thought. There we waited for what seemed like an eternity. My children and I
prayed to all the Gods to not let my double wide mobile home become our tomb.
After a while, my husband came to us to give us an all clear ( I still do not know where he hid) since there was not enough room in our closet for all
As I walked outside, I about passed out from what I witnessed......
My childrens playground set made from red wood, 25 ft wide with ALL the bells and whistles and a tower was literally destroyed, along with my fencing,
both private and chain link. All my patio furniture and veggie garden area gone, destroyed. Debris from every where else seemed to have landed in my
My prayers were answered. My home was UNTOUCHED!! The rest of my acre well.......it looks like a bomb went off....
Debris still up in the trees of the forest 2 acres from my house.....I have survived the last 24 hours in shock. Comfortably numb comes to mind from
My electricity literally just came back on, and I feel as though I am suffering from heat exhaustion with the record near 100 degree temps and no damn
generator or running water; since I have a well which runs on electricity.
I felt the need to record my experience here on ATS....
I was scared, mortified, and fearful that I would die trying to save my young kids....The damage from my house begins within 10 feet!!! 10
My kids are saddened at the loss of their beloved playpark, but they understand that we ARE ALIVE!!!!!!!!
I am soooo angry right now, no tornado alarm went off, no warning on the weather channel that we were in a tornado watch...NOTHING!!! What is going on
here, this is not normal here in NC. In the last 2 years tornadoes have become a thing of which we are not used to. People here do not have basements
because the water table is too high.
My daughter asked me why mother nature was being evil? Me in shock could only shake my head....I do not know what is happening but Mother Earth does
seem to be a little upset with us....Floods, droughts, unexpected tornadoes, sinkholes, rumblings, loud noises.....whats next?
Now, time for me to go take a cold shower now that my water is back on....