I immediately headed to Twitter to see what what happening and I was shocked at what I found. The town seemed gone. Houses, buildings and the entire grain elevator were gone. I watched videos in disbelief. I've been to those places so many times and it was shocking to see it torn apart. It also breaks my heart because I am not sure what will become of the town. I hope that people rebuild, but I know that many won't be able to.
HERE for more pictures that my cousin posted.
So far, I believe all my family members are ok, but I am certain that search and rescue efforts are not yet over. I know that several family members houses have been completely destroyed and was told that an uncle and cousin clung to a chimney in the basement for protection. There is at least one fatality, and while it may not be family, it will likely have a connection because of how small the community is. I know the world will forget about this tomorrow, but I won't for a long time. If you can take a moment to send some prayers their way I would greatly appreciate it.