Pray for Pilger

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  1. kcjo13

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    If you're so inclined...the latest town to be ripped apart by tornadoes was the tiny town of Pilger, Nebraska. It has approximately 350 residents, and 75% of the town is destroyed. While it is the "Little Town Too Tough to Die", it will certainly be difficult for a town that small, rural, and destroyed to come back from this.

    The videos are heartbreaking (what those cars are doing driving there, I have no idea). A 5-year old died in the storm, which is just devastating. The storm actually had dual tornadoes, which is really rare, and extremely frightening.

    There are uplifting stories, of course...but few.

    One ironic, shake-your-head moment...a acquaintance of mine is the speech/drama coach at Wisner-Pilger HS. A student of his, who lost her home, text him a picture of the only thing she could find and pull out of the rubble-her drama script. The title?

    Oz.
     
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    I know several people in the town and they are okay. Another tornado tonight just 35 miles north of Pilger.
     
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    I've seen the stories on Facebook. Praying for the community.
     
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    Coleridge and Laurel were targets last night, but seem to have come out ok. More storms on the forecast for tonight. We're weary!
     
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    First Sutton, now Pilger. Sending prayers to all my family and friends who have had to deal with these storms this year. Not to mention all of the other storms. . . .
     
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    First Sutton, then Beaver Crossing, then Pilger...and on it goes. Skies are ominous tonight, although they are saying more north now.
     
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    Missouri River flooding from the torrential rains in South Dakota.
     
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    Oh, my goodness, what an ironic story about the script. My heart goes out to all those affected.
     
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    Prayers for all those who lost something in these storms.... I hate storm season.... just so unpredictable.....
     
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    Sending a prayer for the communities.
     
  12. runsw/scissors

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    It has been a rough spring. Can we please just skip ahead to October? First a long winter, then a violent spring with endless storms, next flooding and more storms forecast. Ironically, all this weather makes me think constantly of one of the stories in a former reading book I taught from. I am making tons of personal connections to that story.
     

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