Surviving the Storm


I came across this amazing story today about a family, their neighbors, and even a few pets hunkering down during the tornado last weekend. It was so moving, I just had to share it with others…

Article by Erin Booke, The Dallas Morning News

Dec. 31, 2015

Jacqui Bloomquist Taylor’s home on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett is often a gathering spot for family, friends and neighbors, but especially when a storm is on the way.

On Saturday night, as a tornado hurtled across the lake, Taylor, her husband Chad and 10 others — plus a couple of pets — rushed to the backyard and scrambled into the 6-by-8-foot concrete, in-ground storm shelter that the Taylors installed 2 ½ years ago.

Read the full article here…

As most of us are going to be counting down to the new year, I ask that you please keep the unfortunate families that were devastatingly affected by Saturday’s storm in your thoughts and prayers. I wish you all a very happy and safe New Year…see you in 2016!

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