Thankful that yesterday we saw the sun and that it is out for now but Northeast OK has had the WETTEST April on record after starting out with a drought! Now many areas–including mine–are again under a FLOOD WATCH! Some rivers just crested in the last day or so…Yikes!!! Should have got that kayak at Walmart yesterday! Beginning to think it is April shower kill may flowers and May showers…well don’t know that yet! Stay safe and dry. How is the weather where you live? Please comment below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
For details on the storms and flood potential from Tulsa’s News on 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot click on link below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Then there’s this all this crazy weather for this weekend–floods, tornadoes, hail and snow all in the forecast for OK!!! Thought tornadoes and hail were not gonna be in the forecast…ONLY IN OKLAHOMA!! Be careful. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Wow! Anyone got an extra boat?! Seriously, though, IF you live in OK or AR please be weather aware!! Severe storms beginning tonight. Most areas in OK & AR have a MODERATE RISK for: large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornado.
In addition, due to the extreme rain amounts predicted for the entire weekend (see below) Flood watches, Flash Flood Watches and Flood Warnings have been issued with anywhere from 2-10 inches of rain possible!!! Please take this seriously and save lives–TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN! For more info please click on the link below. ~Mikaela
On this day in 1991 my husband, Russell Hulstine, was at the Copan Handi Mart that night…he ran inside to warn a woman working there that the tornado was almost there…then he headed to Oolagah, OK…
His cousins who lived in a mobile home in Andover, KS got out in time, thank the Lord, before a tornado leveled the mobile home Park of 300. Scary day. Thankful Russell wasn’t killed in Copan as the tornado hit the Copan Hand Mart while he was still in the parking lot!!!
Oklahoma weather, Kansas weather and severe weather in all areas of tornado valley. Sad memories. Especially as we are now in the Spring Tornado Season! ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Oh boy guess we better keep an eye to the sky and keep our weather radios on Oklahoma and Kansas fans! Just this morning we were in the low threat category.. that’s #okwx for ya!!
We spoke with the Red Cross representative in Commanche County, OK and are now waiting for a possible list of all the children that “suffered great loss” from the flooding on June 12, 2016 as well as a call back from Emergency Management in Garvin County, OK for the flooding there.
Meanwhile, God is preparing us for helping more kids as in addition to the 13 boxes we received from our partner in May with clothes, sandals and toys, we received one box Wednesday, one Thursday and one yesterday. We are so thankful for our partnership with Garan, Inc they are such a blessing! #feelingrateful ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We are checking with the Emergency Management Directors of two counties in OK where flooding took place on Sunday, and evacuations and water rescues took place, to see if our help is needed for kids. We will keep you posted so stay tuned. ~Mikaela Hulstine & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Sure hope and pray that everyone in the plains has their “Hidey Hole” cleaned out and their severe weather plan in place this week!
April and May 2016 have proven that folks in the plains and elsewhere need to be prepared for not only tornadoes but straight winds, hails and floods! This week looks to be shaping up to be another week where we may have to deal with any or all of the elements of severe weather: hail, high winds, flooding and yes the dreaded “T” word–possible tornadoes!
Our concern is especially for the kids as they depend on their parents and caretakers to keep them safe! This week there are chances for severe weather almost every day and not just in OK! One of my favorite colors is red, but not when it’s on a severe weather map!! We have already begun praying! #Mayweather #okwx #severeweather ~Mikaela and the Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
According to news9.com: GARVIN COUNTY, Oklahoma –Multiple tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma killing at least two people and leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
Other tornadoes are forming and touching down. Prayers going up for the loved ones of those who were killed and others in the paths of these storms! For more info please click on the link below ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team