February 02, 2007

Storms Move Across Florida

My mom is fine, she took shelter elsewhere ...

But her house is gone.

Christopher Patton, spokesman for the Lake County emergency operations center, told Reuters 14 people were killed -- three in Lady Lake, about 40 miles northwest of Orlando, and 11 in nearby Paisley, on the edge of the Ocala National Forest.

"We have complete devastation of homes, of businesses, religious institutions," Patton said on CNN. "It was unlike even perhaps the hurricanes of 2004 when we had minor roof damage, screen damage, pool damage. This is way far more devastating."

Posted by Quality Weenie at February 2, 2007 02:07 PM | TrackBack

OMG! I am glad to hear she is ok

Posted by: vw bug at February 2, 2007 03:07 PM

I am so sorry to hear that but so glad she is ok!!

Posted by: Oddybobo at February 2, 2007 04:22 PM

I'm glad to hear she's o.k. but sad to see and hear of all the devastation it left behind.

Posted by: maranda rites at February 2, 2007 06:58 PM

Oh, dear Lord, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thank God she is okay. I'm sending prayers y'alls' way.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at February 2, 2007 11:47 PM

My prayers are with all of you!

Posted by: michele at February 3, 2007 12:00 AM

Oh my God!!! I'm so sorry!!! I know I am pretty far from her... but email if there is anything I can do. If she needs a place to stay, she is welcome to come stay with us for awhile!!! I have house guests coming end of March and I'm in and out for most of the next couple months... but no shit, my door is open. (Tell her west palm...)

Posted by: Bou at February 5, 2007 11:17 AM

Anything I can do from Wisconsin?

Posted by: Harvey at February 8, 2007 10:10 AM