Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tornado near our house

Driving home from lunch after Church, we heard the tornado sirens, and looking up, saw this tornado. I have never seen a tornado that close before. It was very unnerving. I took pictures of it out the window of our car as we drove along.
We were driving down the Interstate past our Mall, when it seemed to be coming right towards us. I asked my hubby to speed up in spite of the hail.
This was taken of our rear view mirror, after we passed the Mall.

Arriving home, we turned on the TV and found that the tornado had touched down at the Mall (about a mile from us), causing damage but no injuries to anyone.

Our grandaughter and family live right next to the Mall, and they had a couple of windows blown out at their house.

We thank the Lord for His protection today.

18 comments:

Garry / Cheryl said...

Oh my ... glad you and your family are okay.

char72 said...

Wow, that was a close call - exciting yet scary at the same time. I'm glad no one was hurt. Tornados can do such terrible damage. I didn't know you had tornados in Colorado. I guess they can strike anywhere though. We don't ordinarily have them in Arizona, but it has happened here too.
I'm glad you're safe.
Charlotte

Jeanette said...

Gday Ruthie,Im so pleased to hear you are home safe and sound, but sorry to hear your Daughter had Damage to her home.

Shellmo said...

That is so scary - what a photo! So glad you are alright!!! An angel was on your shoulder for sure.

jeanne said...

Hello Ruthie, boy, what an experience. Those photos are amazing. I once saw a tornado form before my eyes in the same way. it was so close and people were pulling off the road and we were so scared. We kept driving and we saw it touch down in a field beside our car. Thank goodness nothing was there, just empty land. Everyone went on their way thanking God nothing bad happened.

I am sure your granddaughter was thankful it was broken windows and nothing worse. You were blessed with God's protection for sure.

Hugs...Jeanne

Clif said...

Thank God that you are safe! That was quite an experience. I am thankful also that others were not killed and that there was not more damage done.

enchanting cottage said...

I'm so glad no one was hurt. I have never seen or been near a Tornado, you took some great pictures!
God Bless,
Ginger

Deb said...

Wow Ruthie! How exciting and scary! I'm so glad that the Lord protected all, that no one was hurt! What's really amazing is that you were able to get those beautiful pictures. Deb

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Amazing Ruthie! You are a brave woman . . . to take pictures. The pictures turned out great! God bless you my friend and stay safe!
Bren

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Ruthie, I am so happy you guys were safe. Aren't they scary looking? You got some great pictures.

Susan B said...

Wow, what a scary experience! I'm so glad you and your husband are okay! Sorry to hear your daughter's house had some damage. Thankful you are all okay. Amazing photos though!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Amazing photo's! I'm thankful you are safe!

Blessings,
Kathi :)

Valerie said...

Thank God that you and your family were safe. Also that no one was injured. I have been in a couple of tornadoes and when I hear the siren I just cringe inside. You got some great photos! God bless!

Charli and me said...

Wow! You must have been so scared! I've never been that close to a tornado and I hope I never am. I'm so glad no one was hurt!

HOPE said...

PRAISE GOD for your safety Ruthie!

Amazing photos!!

God bless you with more safe days!

HOPE~

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh Ruthie, sweetie that would have been absolutely frightening! Glad that you are all ok! Hugs for you........
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Technonana said...

So Very frightening!!! I am so glad that no one was hurt!!!
Tornadoes are so scary... even worse at night when you can't see where they are headed.

Cherdecor said...

You are now an official "Storm Chaser." You really got some good pictures, but I can imagine that it was pretty scary too! I am glad that no one was hurt!