Tornado ripped through my alma mater

February 6, 2008 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Today’s post is a bit off topic as it’s difficult for me to concentrate on money issues. If you’ve paid any attention to the weather reports in the southern region of the country, you know that tornadoes ripped through Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi last night. The one that caught my interest of course was the twister that made its way through the dorms at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

My husband and I are Union Alums and to see the photos of the damage the tornado caused is just surreal. Of all places for it to hit, the most damage was caused at the women’s and men’s dorms. From what I’ve heard last, 1/3 of the dorms are completely destroyed and another third is severely damaged. The plus in all of this is that no lives were lost.

As a student, we were drilled a number of times during the school year in terms of where to go and what to do in a case like this. And I believe that’s the main reason no one was killed. A total of 51 students were sent to Jackson General, the local hospital, with injuries, some severe but not life threatening.

It’s a bit eerie to see the dorms in that condition. I remember some good times in those rooms and pray that they will be able to rebuild quickly.

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