When an extremely strong storm slammed western Kentucky, Jordan Evans and his son Gage were out of the area. According to Jordan, the area resembled a battleground.
However, the remainder of the family was being threatened by the storm. The home lacked a basement or any other enclosed space where they might hide, but just next door was a storm shelter that was 12 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
Gage’s stepfather, Justin Pointer, guided the family’s eight people and two dogs inside the makeshift shelter until the storm passed by.
Justin recalled: “It started shaking the lid real bad, we had to hold it down.”
Despite the tightness and discomfort of the shelter, they were able to hide in there safely. They were protected as the storm destroyed their house.
Around ten years prior, Justin’s father had constructed the shelter. They couldn’t recall how much it had cost to build, but for now, the only thing that was important is that everyone was secure.
Numerous individuals are still missing after the storm hit Kentucky hardest. The area resembles a deserted ghost town or the abandoned remains of a battleground. It’s easy to lose hope, but one guy made it his mission to restore it to Mayfield, a tiny community.
To assist feeding the local storm victims, Jim Finch drove his truck around with a large grill and prepared meals.
Jim, who was raised in Paducah, Kentucky, made special efforts to provide supplies to tornado-ravaged Mayfield. He offered food when people needed it.
When everything around you appears to be gloomy, people like Finch are a blazing beacon of hope.