Yeah… today’s been pretty stressful. Tornadoes = power fail = very little communication with my family and friends in Mass. Not only that, but I just moved and the internet isn’t set up yet, so my information sources are somewhat limited at the moment.

The damage is unbelievable. I haven’t been able to look up charities for support yet, but if you guys know any, please link them in the comments. (Try to make them not look like links, as my spam filter auto-denies links…)

Also, if you or your family are in that area or were otherwise affected, my heart goes out to you.

Also also, if you know me IRL, you’re from the area and for whatever reason you have power and are looking at this, freaking CONTACT ME so I know you’re okay! I can’t get through to you and I’m still worried.

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Discussion (16)¬

  1. Joseph says:

    I live in eastern Mass, and our area got a tornado watch, but nothing came of that (except for me watching videos about tornadoes that I wouldn’t have watched otherwise).

    By the way, a good way to post a link is to use it as your “website.” I do that every now and then (having nothing else to put there).

  2. werekitty13 says:

    I wrote a post in my blog telling people to send donations to those places if they can. I didn’t even know Massachusetts was hit until I saw this. I believe that the LDS church will do all they can to help this. To help the people here. I’m going to make donations through my tithing to help places like Springfield and Joplin.

  3. Lukkai says:


    You’re giving these out as a free service. If someone’s going to throw a fit over you missing an update because you’re not feeling well or are occupied by more important things, screw them!

    And you didn’t even miss the update! So… What I wrote at the top. And best of luck and hopefully a lot of help to the people that are directly affected!

  4. Baughbe says:

    Wow, good luck and take any time you want. Best wishes to you and your family.

  5. FriendlyShinobi says:

    I hope all your friends and family are ok.

  6. *hugs* There have just been tornadoes everywhere this year, stay safe and don’t push yourself too hard!

  7. featherbrain says:

    *Hugs* Oh, no! That’s horrible I am so sorry please don’t get hit by a tornado! I hope everybody is okay! It’s also worse than a normal tornado because Mass. usually has no tornado(e)s, right?

  8. MrGBH says:

    Goods news (If you can call it that) is that only 4 people died and 400 injured. Considering the extent of the property damage, a lot of people were very lucky. So chances are good that no-one you know was seriously injured.

  9. styg says:

    I’m glad you’re okay Jenny, and I hope all your friends and family are too.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Take all the time that you need. My prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Josh says:

    Here, take these hugs. They’ll come in handy.


  12. drmike says:

    I do hope everybody in your extended family is ok as well.

    Folks living away from New England don’t realize that those states can get stuff like this too. Heck, there’s a major earthquake line that runs down the coast of Maine. Last time I checked, they got over 40 quakes a year although most are under 2.0 on the scale.

  13. AflacMan13 says:

    Hey good luck and God bless you and your family. I hope and pray everyone is safe. No matter what happens remember… there is always hope. God Bless you.

  14. Naes Draw says:

    By all means, take your time. Glad to hear your folks are ok, and here’s hoping.

  15. Lukkai says:


    Heh, I know what you’re talking of there!

    Few people even around here know, but the whole Alps region, especially Switzerland where I live, is actually a regular earthquake area. It’s just that very few of them reach more than a 3.5 or so. Though by historical data, we’re actually due for a bigger one (bigger in the sense of “will probably flatten a few towns”), which every now and then makes me check the building I’m in for how safe it is and whereto escape if a bigger quake suddenly hits.

  16. FreeFlier says:

    Earthquakes and tornados can happen almost anywhere . . . they just aren’t common in some areas.