Thankfully all my friends and family are fine. Brooke and I walked through the town today to go and check on my aunt. I choked back tears on more than one occasion. I took photos of my little hometown as Brooke and I walked through. You can see them here: Rachel Pennington on flickr.
Another nearby town, Ringgold, was also horribly devastated. I hope that you will remember all these folks in your prayers.