by Billy Roper

Following severe storms and tornadoes last night, 26,000 people in my state are without power, and there was a lot of destruction, but no fatalities have been reported yet. Fifteen people were injured and a number of homes were destroyed or heavily damaged, including the one pictured. Our home also was damaged by straight-line winds, not structurally, but we lost about ten feet of eaves and overhang. Compared to many people, we were blessed.