This past week in Richmond KY has been a crazy one!
It seemed that Madison County would all wash away from rain every day.
The forecast was rain, rain and cloudy with possible rain.
My yard had started to look like a jungle because it didn't stop raining long enough for the yard guy to cut it.
After being swamped by the rain and work all week, I sort of enjoyed the rain on Friday until the electric went off and the Direct TV went out too.
As soon as that happened, I heard the tornado warning siren go off.
These extremely loud sirens are strategically placed all around Madison County to warn us to take cover. They were installed after the 1974 tornado that took my home and left me with only the clothes on my back. It was tough to start over again.
In just moments, I determined what was important to save if a tornado was coming. I grabbed my dog, car keys, purse, cell phone and laptop and headed for the basement. Funny how you just don't need much of what you own.
As I settled in to watch the rain that was blowing sideways past the French doors, I could hear... then see emergency vehicles heading down Hwy 52. Lots of them!
Hmmm...I thought there must be a big car wreck down there. A little later I saw one EMS truck headed back up the road headed to the hospital.
Later, the electric came on and I didn't think much more about it. The next morning I found out a tornado had hit a few miles down the road from my house. A few people in Madison County had died and many more were injured. It didn't seem real somehow.
Sunday morning, I got up early and with my camera in hand, took off to see what had happened.
These Madison County scenes are all on Hwy 52 in Kirksville near 1295.
When I got to the disaster area, there were only 2 National Guard units blocking the Adams Place Subdivision.
These pictures were all taken right past the Kirksville Elementary school.
The tornado took the concrete block car repair shop but left a car on the lift!
Lizette Fitzpatrick- Principal Broker at Lizette Realty.
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