My heart is heavy today. I’m a Oklahoman, therefore I know all about tornado’s and how devastating they can be. I’ve made many a trip to the storm shelter, including yesterday.
I watched, on TV, a massive tornado form in a town about 12 miles away. A tornado that has caused a LOT of damage. It leveled an elementary school, where it killed some children. Living in Oklahoma it is almost essential that you have a shelter, yet a lot of our schools do not, students are lined in the halls and told to cover their heads. This is not good enough for me. These tornado’s are F4 and F5 tornado’s with that size being underground is your best bet.
Once again I dropped off my children at school with a heavy heart. We would like to think they are safe at school, we want them to be safe at school, but I know as well as other parents know that no one in that school can guarantee that. Tragedies happen every day, not amount of planning helps sometimes.
Not sure why this video won’t embed, but you can click to watch.
We need shelters for our schools and I’m glad to hear people starting to talk about how to get this done. I’d pay any amount of money to have my kids and the rest of the students at our school to be safe.
If you’d like to donate I’ve provided some links for you to do so.
Another town (Shawnee, OK) was hit on Sunday as well, though there is not as much coverage about Shawnee, it had a lot of damage and two lives lost.