As I looked at the writing prompts for this week, I could not figure out which one of the prompts would go along with what I wanted to write/ share about.
Then I was driving around yesterday after the Memorial Day tornadoes, I was driving in one of the areas hit by one of the tornadoes. I drove past a back hoe that had the words vintage antiques written on it. I knew that would use that as my theme this week.
Back story: On Monday night, 13 tornadoes hit Dayton, Ohio and surrounding communities. The tornadoes ranged from EF0 strength to a very unusual EF4. The EF4 hit in the town I work in to places that I have memories from my youth.
An EF3 tornado hit 4 miles away from my house. It is a place where I grocery shop with my mom.
Some of the tornadoes that hit our area. The 10:41 pm tornado has been upgraded to an EF-4.
Right by my work – These were sent to me.
Some of the damage in Beavercreek, Ohio. They were hit with an EF-3 tornado. Roads were closed. Traffic lights were malfunctioning. Businesses were closed because of the lack of power. Buildings were damaged.
Sorry for the quality, it was raining outside.
I had to take the Youngest to dance which is located in some of the affected area. In fact, it was at the beginning of the Beavercreek Tornado which actually hit many areas. Riverside, Beavercreek, and Xenia
Here are some photos of some of the damage I saw in that area.
These were taken by the Youngest. This is a major road that runs from close to where I live all of the way to past where I work.
There are 3 signs on the road at this interchange. One is mentioning the Wright Patt Air Force base. The 2 talking about 675. The third and last one is missing. Then when you drive a little further, the traffic lights are gone.
My friend made a SOS call to us yesterday. He was without water because there is limited water in Montgomery County. Some people are without water and power.
He’s blind and lives with 2 disabled housemates so they were unable to go to the many places where water was being given out.
These are some photos from our drive to his place. There is 2 signs missing in the first photo. It’s supposed to have one mentioning Keowee / Valley Street, another one talks about 1-75 north, and the 3rd one mentioned I-75 south. The only one that is remaining is the I-75 south.
The other photos are of a sports complex that was destroyed in the tornado.
There was no traffic lights functioning in this intersection. People had to take their time and some lanes were blocked.
This is the devastation that the Oldest and I saw today. These were taken in the town I work in.
Please pray for Dayton, Ohio. Nothing like this outbreak of tornadoes has ever happened before. We’ve never EF-4 tornado hit our town.