“There is no Sleepy Hollow on the Internet, no peaceful spot where contemplativeness can work its restorative magic. There is only the endless, mesmerizing buzz of the urban street.”
Nicholas Carr, from The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (New York: Norton, 2010)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This is only a fraction of what happened over Spring Break. It was a Friday night, I had to work and lots of events around the community were planned. Sirens started going off, the rain pouring, wind blowing up to 70 mph or more. This weather caused a huge amount of tornadoes around this area and southern Kentucky, as well as other states. It did a tremendous amount of damage. This picture was taken in Crittenden, Ky, about 30 min from Edgewood. Houses, land, trees, everything was torn to pieces. I also drove to Piner, Ky, which was just as bad. The sign says "Thank you..community and volunteers!" Everyone was pitching in and helping out as much as the could. To see the destruction that can be created by mother nature is incredible. I never imagined a tornado hitting this close to home, luckily everyone and everything was okay in my area. This had a huge impact on communities and families and it will forever leave a mark on this land and on these people. To see a hardship like this close to home really puts things into perspective. This was a huge event that will be remembered. This tornado was a quarter mile wide and lasted 20 miles, from the reports. It is amazing what nature is capable of, and something we shouldn't test.