Ten years ago tonight, an F2 tornado touched down in Deltaville from Porpoise Cove Rd across Rt.33 down Jackson Farm Lane and across our little Jackson Acres community. And I bet now you're questioning my choice of "celebrate". Despite all the destruction the storm left in its path, not one person in Deltaville died. Not one person was missing. Not one person received an injury more severe than scrapes and scratches. The same goes for pets.
And in the days and weeks following the storm, the community came together. Those who were unaffected showed up and offered aid to those who were affected. Neighbors helped neighbors, people in nearby communities offered help to Deltaville.
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is something to celebrate.
We've all had a doozy of a year.
Between riots, injustices, politics and pandemics, it seems like people are quicker to point a finger than to offer a hand these days. Despite that, I'm confident that when the chips are down, your neighbors (whether actual physical neighbors or not) will have your back.
So instead of mourning the loss of property and the landscape, I'm going to choose to celebrate the miracles that happened 10 years ago.
God Bless Deltaville.
Here are the original posts about the tornado:
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