10 responses to Tornado Destroys Lancaster Amish Schoolhouse; 50 Homes Damaged
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    Linda
    Comment on Tornado Destroys Lancaster Amish Schoolhouse; 50 Homes Damaged (February 26th, 2016 at 10:00)

    The school house will be rebuilt in 10 days! Amazing what people can do if they work together. I am guessing they don’t have to get all the permits and have inspectors come out like we do.
    Maybe they could get a hand siren that they could use as a weather warning to others.

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    City Slicker
    Comment on Tornado Recovery (February 26th, 2016 at 12:50)

    Tornado Recovery

    One TV reporter said that someone told her “…this will be rebuilt in a couple weeks”..; a passing Amishman then told her “…Give us two days…”.

    It was also noted that many Amish sites had been cleaned up even before the National Weather Service arrived to determine if there had in fact been a tornado.

    I believe the Amish do have to deal with building inspectors, but I’d also think their construction methods and techniques probably surpass local code requirements. They do not, however, have to be concerned with wiring the buildings.

    One big hurdle the Amish don’t have to contend with is insurance carriers and waiting for adjusters to come out to inspect.

    It appears the larger community has banded together to assist everyone affected, Amish and English alike.

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    Amy
    Comment on Tornado Destroys Lancaster Amish Schoolhouse; 50 Homes Damaged (February 26th, 2016 at 21:23)

    It’s nice to see such a close community. Praise God that it hit at night and the damage seems to be contained to things replaceable.

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    City Slicker
    Comment on Tornado (February 27th, 2016 at 07:39)

    Tornado

    Reconstruction of the Whitehall Amish School, leveled by the tornado last Wednesday evening, is expected to be completed today — and school will resume on Monday.

    • Not too shabby 🙂

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Amazing... (February 27th, 2016 at 12:38)

    Amazing...

    …what can be accomplished in the wake of a natural disaster in Amish territory. English & Amish working together can work virtual miracles, it seems. Hoping for a peaceful (weather-wise) remainder of the year, and continued cooperation between both communities & cultures.

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    Shirley Chapel
    Comment on Tornado Destroys Lancaster Amish Schoolhouse; 50 Homes Damaged (February 28th, 2016 at 16:56)

    Visio refused to open so I was unable to see the damage. Sorry to hear of all the damage this Amish community suffered. Prayers for this hurting community and the loss of the school house and the homes.

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    340
    Comment on Rebuilding after Tornado (March 11th, 2016 at 13:04)

    Rebuilding after Tornado

    Most all of what was destroyed by the tornado is totally rebuilt like it never happened. Sunup brought hundreds and hundreds of Amish out to help with clean up and organization. It was like organized chaos. By mid day lumber was coming in, food was brought in and it was clearly evident that everything was under control and everyone just worked in whatever capacity they best knew how to. No red tape … Just work sun up to sun down until it was done. God is good.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Tornado Destroys Lancaster Amish Schoolhouse; 50 Homes Damaged (March 11th, 2016 at 13:57)

    Someone (Erik?) should write a book about this “organized chaos” that occurs in Amish communities when disasters happen. I’ll bet it would be a hit, appeal to many people from various walks of life—the business community, religious communities, psychologists, you name it.

    It’s truly awesome to hear things have been repaired, rebuilt and are settling back to normalcy. Truly inspiring to me!

    Alice Mary

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