In the eye of a storm that ripped the roof off the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, preschool director Michelle Rushing found calm for 40 children who were there sheltering in place.
As a tornado was sweeping through a five-mile stretch in west Kentucky around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (March 14), Rushing guided the children into the innermost room, following the church's storm plan, she told WPSD in Paducah. Then she said they sang songs like "Jesus Loves Me" and "He's Got the Whole World in his Hands."
Despite considerable damage to the church building, everyone inside was unharmed, the station reported. And despite severe damage to homes and businesses, there was only one reported injury and it was not life threatening, police said....
Doesn't this remind you of the news item a while back about the kids trapped in a cave in Thailand? Here's what happened to 11 of the 12: MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) â€” The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have been ordained at a Buddhist temple, a merit-making activity to show thanks for their rescue.
The 11 boys, ages 11 to 16, became Buddhist novices in a Wednesday ceremony, while their 25-year-old coach was ordained as a monk. One boy did not participate because he isn't Buddhist.
The flooding in Iowa and Nebraska is unreal, especially Iowa. The devastation is hard to believe, as every part of the state has been flooded. All of the crops are gone, a lot of livestock, most homes beyond being able to reside in again, grain and corn in silos all lost. I feel terrible for all of the farmers, who were already struggling, and the residents, etc.