All apologies for the recent quiet period on this site, but disaster has literally struck. April 16 brought multiple fierce tornadoes to many parts of North Carolina, including the Fayetteville area that surrounds Fort Bragg.
This was a house in my neighborhood. The same scene plays out over long tracks of these streets, skipping over some and pummeling others. Luckily, our house was spared severe damage. But it was close. Just down the street, there is a house where nothing remains except for one wall, and the silhouette of a kitchen.
I found this weird video uploaded using footage extremely close to my house. The amateur nature of the video and editing leave a little to be desired, but I am embedding it after the five minute mark. A short viewing thereafter yields a pretty accurate portrayal of the situation on the ground.
The American Red Cross has been excellent to us in the nearby shelter. Meals, toiletries, Army cots, even diapers and baby wipes have been provided free of cost. Needless to say, our electricity is out and we are not in a stable enough living situation to deliver frequent updates for at least another week.
We’ve got cool developments on the MASH front as well. Openly atheist politician, Cecil Bothwell, will be speaking to our MASH Fort Bragg chapter on May 6th. Though, like I said – give us a bit to get back up to speed.
All apologies, though I’m sure you understand. Check back soon though, we have some extremely exciting news ahead.