Pic credit to weather.com
Thankfully since the tornadoes hit in Oklahoma last Friday, it has been quiet here. But it is May, the biggest month for tornadoes in OK & Kansas and severe weather is again in the forecast this time for Mother’s Day. Hoping and praying that there are no tornadoes in OK or KS on Mother’s Day. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Latest damage from 4.26.16 to be declared a tornado. This is Greenleaf State Park, Muskogee, OK. (Pic credit to newson6.com)
More tornado video from tornadoes that hit Oklahoma last week. Latest count is now up to 12 tornadoes hit the Sooner State on 4.26.16, thankfully all were no higher than EF1! For more on this please go to http://www.newson6.com/story/31857836/greenleaf-state-park-sustains-major-tree-damage
We now have the clothes and shoe sizes for one of the families and, of course, what toys they like –with 3 children–that lost everything in one of the OK tornadoes last week, so we will begin working on a box (or two) for them. We are still working to get information on the other family–5 or 6 children. If you would like to help, you can mail your check to:
Heart 4 Children Ministries
387 S. Fenway Pl.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Or donate on our secure PayPal linkhttp://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=87 As always we appreciate any and all donations! ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
According to Tulsa’s Channel 6 Meteorologist Dick Faurot, there are now 8 confirmed tornadoes from the squall line that came through Oklahoma on 4.26.16. One of those tornadoes was in Arkansas. The National Weather Service is still not done surveying the damage. There is another chance for severe weather today in Oklahoma.
For more information on the 4.26.16 tornadoes and possible severe weather for today please click on the link below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Our hearts and prayers go out to the survivors and the families of those who lost loved ones in Alabama and also caused destruction and deaths in Tennessee, Mississippi, Virginia, and Georgia devastated by the 4.27.11 tornadoes. You are in our hearts and prayers. For any who may not know about this horrific event you can click on this link http://www.wbir.com/web/wbir/weather/a-look-back-deadly-tornado-outbreak-on-april-27-2011/154392139 ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Estimations last night of tonight’s severe weather’s impact
Thankful that some schools in Central OK are canceling classes today due to the tornado threat in today’s Severe Weather, putting the children first after lives were lost in schools in Moore in May of 2013. They remember the destruction and loss of life in two schools at that time and want their students to be safe. Alabama protected their children as well beginning before they experienced the devastating 4.27.11 tornadoes as well. For more information on the OK schools closing click on the link below (info on the OK schools gathered from news9.com) For more details on this story please click on this link http://www.news9.com/story/31811834/mid-del-schools-cancels-classes-due-to-risk-of-severe-weather~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
As I continue to follow the forecast for tomorrow’s Severe Weather event and how far ahead it has been talked about, it reminds me of a similar forecast in May 2013. Do you remember all the tornadoes in Central OK on May 19th and then the EF5 on May 20th in Moore in 2013?
I am asking that you all go to the Lord and ask for His protection on OK especially Central OK as it is now in the High Threat Level, as is one Southern Kansas County. Ask Him to protect the children especially. For more details on the forecast, please click on the newson6.com link below. Hanging tight here in Northeastern OK and praying for protection especially for the children. http://www.newson6.com/story/31811897/severe-weather-likely-across-oklahoma-on-tuesday ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We love to help kids who have lived through disasters and help them with new toys, clothes, books, shoes or whatever we can help with, though we wish they hadn’t had to go through it in the first place. However, this week we hope that we won’t see that need arise for kids in my state, as the projections for severe weather here in Oklahoma seem to get worse the closer we get to Tuesday 4.26.16. The latest info for this Severe Weather threat puts much of the state in the “most likely” category for tornadoes as well as parts of Kansas right north of Bartlesville, OK.
Never good news for anyone, but this time where I live is again included. We just about have our hide hole ready, though. We still need water, pillows and our charged phones then we should be set. Our dog, Coko, and our cat, Ebony, are not fond of hanging out in the hidey hole so I’m sure they will make it interesting as they always do.
Do you live in a state expecting severe weather this week? Are you making preparations for severe weather where you live? Let us know what you and your family are doing to prepare, just comment below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
It’s Spring alright and thankfully we have advanced notice on what is shaping up to be a moderate severe weather event for much of Oklahoma, including my little spot of the world–Bartlesville. Have already started praying that God will send His protection to the children and give His Peace to their parents as we prepare for this storm. I am thankful that I’ll have time to prepare my hidey hole! What’s the weather forecast for next week for where you live? ~Mikaela & the Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Hey All: It’s the beginning of a new week. Will it be rainy, sunny, cloudy or stormy where you’re at? Here is your Head Banana’s forecast for today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of smiles or maybe It’s Raining Tacos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3YmHZ9HMPs Enjoy this silly song and have a wonderful Sunday! ~Your silly Head Banana