Saturday, June 2, 2007

Wild night in Fort Scott!

For the last 2 weeks or so we have been getting rain pretty much every day. lately it has been coming in the evenings and early mornings. Thursday morning we got nearly 3 inches of rain. Then last night about 5 or so in the evenings the rain moved in again. By ten last night the lightening was getting really bad. We heard it strike near by a number of times. A couple times the lights went out briefly. Then one time we saw lightening strike near by again and the whole house shook for over a minute. Pretty soon we saw police cars racing by and then fire trucks. When we walked out on the porch we could see smoke billowing into the sky north of us. All I could do was pray for the people I knew must be really frightened and in shock.
This morning we walked down and the pictures tell it all. This was a lovely old victorian home a couple blocks from us. The fireman told us that the people were home and downstairs when it happened. They didn't even know it was their house that was hit. A passerby called 911 and I guess alerted the people inside. Please keep them in your prayers. they were also trying to sell their home at the time.


5 comments:

Greg said...

YIKES!!! It's horrible to have your home burn and lose everything in it. How sad.

PEA said...

Oh no, what an awful shame! I do hope nobody inside got hurt!!! I hate to see someone lose their home this way...that truly is bad luck if they were trying to sell the home too! We've been having severe thunderstorms here too and the other night the lightning was terrifying. Lots of bush fires were started by it! Hope your weekend is a great one:-) xoxo

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh how awful. Our lives can change in an instant. That's why we must be standing firm in Jesus.
Susan

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so sorry for those who were in the house, for the loss of their home and for the fear they must have felt at the mighty power of God. May this all work out for their good. connie from Texas. I am sure glad you all were not harmed.

Sioux said...

They are in our prayers. I'm so sorry. We're having lots of storms with lightening and thunder a lot, but, thank God for the rain!!