Post by freespiritmuse on May 22, 2013 9:14:03 GMT -5
Every day I see this on the news and can only look for a few minutes. As a viewer I'm overwhelmed by the destruction. The land is ripped apart, trees and houses shredded into splinters and the people dazed and exhausted. I can only send good energy and thoughts their way.
While our government officials play the games, people are hurting all over this country. I'm beginning to believe there are actually very few politicians with compassion running our government.
A day after a monster EF-5 tornado pummeled Moore, Okla., the focus turned to the victims.
NPR's Wade Goodwyn spent the day in the city talking to survivors. Christie Parrish decided to leave her home for her sister's shelter.
"You could hear [the tornado] like a mile away and it sounded like this roar, and you could just hear it and feel the debris hitting our shelter and we came out and you could see smoke from our neighborhood and I got over there and there's nothing there," she said.
She saw rescuers digging through the rubble that became of the house next door. She thought, that like she was doing, rescuers were searching for pets.
Instead, they pulled out the lifeless body of Parrish's neighbor, who they later learned had her little boy ripped out of her arms.
"It is an emotional gauntlet survivors here are moving through," Wade reported for All Things Considered. "At first there is the titillating excitement of a massive storm bearing down on your town but you expect to be OK. Then comes apprehension as the storm turns directly towards you. Then absolute terror as your life hangs in the balance. As you step out of the shelter or the closet or the bathroom back into the day, there's a flood of relief and joy. But that quickly turns to shock and horror as the devastation around you and the horrible turn fate has dealt you makes itself at home."