But, this wasn't what we had in mind! Mother Nature showed her powers this evening in Canton. A little after 5pm, a tornado touched down at I-20 and Hwy 19. This is a mere 2/10 of a mile from our shoppe.
It's been all over the news, we counted 5 news helicopters above. But the coverage on the news didn't come close to reflecting what my friends/customers, Jessica and her mom, captured in their photos.
They took cover in the Chevron when they saw the tornado. When it was all over, the Chevron was actually the hardest hit, thankfully they had taken cover in a freezer and everyone was okay.
I've recieved dozens of emails tonight from sweet friends, concerned about our safety. Thank you so much for your concern and prayers. We are all okay, the shoppe was untouched, and as far as I know at the time of this writing, there were no serious injuries. As you look at the photos, you will see just how miraculous that last sentence is.
Old Glory is still flying though.
Several large power lines had fallen across Interstate 20 and it was closed both directions for several hours. Traffic stretched as far as the eye could see.
I'm so thankful this did not occur during First Monday weekend, it could have been far worse with thousands of people visiting for the show.
Several homes not far from our location were hit hard, we've heard that tornados may have also touched down in Sulpher Springs and Athens....I pray that everyone is safe. It's been a bumpy ride in our neck of the woods tonight.