Heard on one station that over 75 horses were killed and more will have to be put down. The farm they say is Orr (or maybe Moore?) family farm.
Horrible as that is Im more worried about the two schools destroyed with children in them
Having been through an EF5 tornado that leveled my boarding barn 2 years ago my heart goes out to anyone in the tornado's path. The pictures are devistating but can't even begin to illustrate how bad it really is.
I can still remember the hopeless feeling of watching the horses struggle to live and get to safety. And the bleak mood of the survivors huddled together in belly deep water. We didn't have trailers, first aid equipment, or even halters.
Since we are under a tornado watch right now, I'd like to ask if anyone knows which is best for your horses in these situations -- in the barn or out? Obviously, if the barn takes a direct hit, in the barn is terrible. But, I worry, too, about flying debris and just don't know which is higher risk. Southern Yankee, what do you think? In or out?
Horrible! Horrible! Orr Family Farms is a wonderful place! Animals well cared for and a beautiful place for kids to learn about animal care. Seeing those horses obviously in distress and watching owners looking for their horses just rips at my heart. The Orrs are good people.
Tears and much fear for the children trapped in the schools taking my breath away. Very, very bad memories. Too much. Too much. I'm done.