Hattiesburg Tornado and Prayers

by The Park Wife on February 11, 2013

A tornado ripped through a town that I love yesterday, my college town of Hattiesburg, MS.  It is a town that holds so many precious memories for me.  Two of my brothers, three nieces, a nephew, and many friends live there. Thankfully, everyone is accounted for and safe.

On the campus of my alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi, landmarks such as the Alumni House and the Performing Arts Center are heavily damaged.  The campus was not as full of students as it usually would be since the students were on a long weekend break for Mardi Gras (yes, we get out of school for Mardi Gras).

I pray for the people of Hattiesburg as they begin the process of putting their community back together. Please pray for those working long hours to clear debris, repair homes, and offer comfort in the midst of heartache.

So sad,
The Park Wife

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Kim Gibson February 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Prayers so appreciated as we work to help friends and neighbors recover! As is characteristic of our neck of the woods, we are “hitching up our pants and lacing our boots” to help one another. Praising God that in the midst of such destruction there have been no reported fatalities so far! Right now we are waiting for the green light from officials to enter the clean up site that’s family has been assigned to.

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admin February 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Kim, I am so thankful that you and your family are alright! I know you and your heart,your community is blessed to have you there working to rebuild with a smile on your face and an encouraging word on your lips. Blessings my friend.

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Susanna February 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Wow! it looks like a bomb hit that building!

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