Friday, April 29, 2011

Weatherpocalypse

UPDATE: A lot of you are asking if you can help. You absolutely can! Please donate any amount to The American Red Cross. They've got lots of relief workers out here that are doing a fantastic job.

I also encourage you to donate to The Humane Society of West Alabama, as they'll be helping with the animals affected by the storm as well.
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As you may or may not know, we were a part of the massive tornado outbreak on Wednesday. Tuscaloosa got hit incredibly hard, as I found out when we ventured out to our newly decimated 15th street yesterday:





(if you want to see more, you can see the facebook album I made from our excursion out there)

The pictures really can't do it justice. Large parts of what is essentially Tuscaloosa's main road are destroyed. A lot of the business around here have been leveled. It's all very surreal.

Myself, and everyone I know are fine. I live in Northport, which is only a few miles from where the tornado hit. Joseph was at his second day on his new job, a stones throw away from it. He's one lucky dude, that's for sure.

Classes have been completely cancelled at my school. Finals were next week, but apparently they're just saying to hell with it and having everything be done with for the semester. It's cool to not have to worry about finals anymore, but I would have rather studied than have a section of the city disintegrated.

As you might have guessed, the weather was less "permitting" and more "horrific" on Wednesday, so we didn't do any shooting. I had rescheduled it to today, but Joseph told me he's planning on helping the clean up efforts, which definitely takes priority. So a Saturday shoot it is. I'm picking up lots of extra hours at work, since I'm one of the few off-campus employees that can get there. It's going to be a madhouse with students trying to get out of town all at once. Yeesh. What a nightmare.

Hopefully things get back on schedule soon. Thanks for being so patient, everyone.

20 comments:

  1. Glad you guys are all okay!

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  2. Yeah, I was super worried. I'm glad you're fine, and it's great to hear that you're helping with the relief.

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  3. Good thing the tornado didn't get you guys! I have to admit, watching the weather, I was real worried about y'all. lol I was like, "BAD TORNADO! GO TO CALIFORNIA! I HAVE PEOPLE I CARE ABOUT IN ALABAMA!!" haha

    Hope you guys can start shooting again! I'll pray for the people and animals AND you guys, for perfect safety. :)

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  4. So glad that you all are okay. I'm praying for all of those affected. I know I certainly understand the lack of updates due to this - you guys do what you gotta do, we fans can wait while you gain your bearings.

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  5. Glad you guys are okay. I've lived through similar stuff and would be out there helping with the cleanup efforts if I weren't here in the Midwest

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  6. You've got my prayers. I was worried when I heard about this disaster on the news. Much love to you guys and all others out there.

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  7. christ, man. don't worry about us; just do what you gotta do. glad you folks are okay.

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  8. Glad to hear you and yours are okay, virtual homey! We'll all be here ready for you when you're back in MH-mode.

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  9. I'm glad you guys are all okay! By all means, take your time. We can wait.

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  10. As everyone else is saying, we're just glad you guys are ok!!!! As much as I hate donating blood, I'm trying my hardest to put on an extra 2 lbs so that I can feel like I'm helping someway from the other side of the country.

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  11. I'm really glad you guys are okay. After I found out my friends were okay, I was worried about you guys.

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  12. What the heck?! You're still shooting this weekend? You are one dedicated dude, Troy.

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  13. I'm really glad you guys are okay. I was scared when I heard about where the tornadoes hit hardest. I'll give support where I can :) You'll all be in my thoughts! <3

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  14. :<< I would donate if I had any money, I really would. I can't begin to imagine what you guys have been put through and how life has changed for you because of this tragedy bestowed on your city. I hope things get back to the way they were very soon and you and your friends are in our heart and minds. <3

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  15. I'm stunned you guys are working as early as Saturday - just goes to show the passion that goes into this project. Seriously, take a break if you need it. Looking at those photos, you have a pretty freaking good reason to take some time off.

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  16. I came here to get the link to buy the Marble Hornets DVD, and I ended up donating $15 to the Red Cross instead.

    great marketing, GUYS

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  17. @waddledoodle Don't worry about our silly little DVD, you're a good person :)

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  18. My grandma & some other relatives live a few hours north of Northport (wow, that just sounds weird.) She was scared to death, poor lady.

    Hope everything's ok ~

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  19. I'm new to this blog and am just reading everything I missed in my time of ignorance. But it would have been some cool chances for some very 'once in a lifetime' filming for MH. Some surreal SM dream world type stuff. Glad you're okay, even if it's very late.

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