Thunderstorms that produce brisk wind/air (that changes speeds) on the ground can cause tornadoes. The clouds rises upward causing rain which is formed from the water in the air all while the pace of the wind and the route cause the elevated air to spin. The majority of thunderstorms won’t produce tornadoes since the spin of the air has to be equalized with the air rising from the surface, but when it is a tornado may be the result.
695 Deaths. March 18, 1925, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
216 Deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Mississippi
181 Deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Oklahoma
158 Deaths. May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Missouri
143 Deaths. April 24, 1908, in Amite, Louisiana, and Purvis, Mississippi
116 Deaths. June 8, 1953, in Flint, Michigan
114 Deaths. May 11, 1953 in Waco, Texas
114 Deaths. May 18, 1902 in Goliad, Texas
103 Deaths. March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska
* *Stats from dailymail.co.uk/
Oklahoma City Forces of Nature (The Storm)
Survivor Defined: To remain alive; live in spite of; in existence. To carry on despite hardships or trauma; persevere. To cope with a bad situation or affliction; to gets through, to manage; to live through a situation. I thank God for every living being that survived and will survive. I pray that their lives will be lived on purpose, that encouragement will surround them and they will not need or suffer any lack. I pray that they will be surrounded by people who will love them, motivate, and stand up for them when the media and all else has subsided. I pray that every survivor in this world (this universe) can begin drawing strength what what they see in them; that God will help to push them further, higher and keep them stronger than they can ever image or hope. Surround them Lord a fresh wind, a fresh outlook, fresh hope and do not allow them to become discouraged, dis-hardened, or give up. Excel them in the plan that You have for them to prosper them and give them an expected hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Be the Lifter of their head, comfort them, protect them and lead and if need be carry them where they need to go. Allow LIFE to spring up deep within and spill over to those around them. Promote them, help them, love them, be merciful and give them a new outlook for living. Open their eyes to see that they are here for a reason so that they can walk in fulfilling that reason. Allow this world to change for the better because of the hope and joy that we will see in these who survived. Surround them with intercessors who will pray for them day and night. Thank You for Life. Thank You for the life of every one who has survived something (a storm – physical, mental, and actual storm) and are on their way not to the same place but somewhere greater. Thank your for every hand and human strength that helped to pull them out and for those who will continue to render aid for the rest of their lives.
Revelations 12:11 They will and have overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. They didn’t love their life so much that they refused to give it up.
QUIET BY NATURE Grateful and praying for our world!
photos: Oklahoma City Tornado, US News (www.nbcnews.com/)
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