Jenny Marrs Asks for Prayers for Arkansas After Deadly Tornados

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Jenny Marrs Asks for Prayers for Arkansas After Deadly Tornados

By Movieguide® Contributor

HGTV star Jenny Marrs has marked her and her family safe in the wake of the devastating storms that rolled through Arkansas.

Marrs shared some of the destruction in a post on Instagram including videos of the many trees that had been taken down by the storm.

“A tornado went through our town last night,” she began. “A tree is on our neighbor’s house and our power is out. We are barricaded in by trees in the road. But we are safe. The Memorial Weekend getaway we planned as a family didn’t quite turn out the way we had hoped but, again, we are safe. Nothing else matters.”

“At 2 am, we sat in a tiny closet with seven people, two dogs, a bearded dragon and a lamb and prayed aloud while the storm passed through,” she continued. “Poor Lukey was terrified and vomited twice out of fear. Sylvie soothed Tommy the lamb in her arms, Charlotte shivered and nestled into the crook of my arm and the big boys kept reassuring their siblings it would be ok. They were all so brave.”

After the storm, the Marrs family “checked on our friends and neighbors all night and they checked on us. Our power was out and service was spotty at best. We couldn’t pull up radar on our phones so friends were sending us updates on the storm’s path.”

After the storm had passed, the Marrses thanked God for their safety and “many blessings.”

“Early this morning, we woke up, groggy, and walked outside in a daze,” Jenny wrote. “We are safe. Our animals are safe. Our friends and family are safe. Our home is safe. That’s all that matters right now.”

The Weather Channel reported on the storms, “People who live in the small town of Rogers, Arkansas, say their neighborhoods are almost unrecognizable after being hit by a tornado early Sunday.”

“There’s a lot of clean up ahead. We have to figure out how to get home because a tree is on Dave’s truck, my car is at a marina that we don’t know the extent of the damage and the roads are blocked by trees and down power lines,” Marrs continued. “But goodness, it could be so much worse. So many neighbors have damage to their homes and businesses. We have been getting updates all morning and the widespread damage is devastating for our town.”

She concluded the post, “Please keep northwest Arkansas in your prayers, friends. We are all a little shaken up this morning and sections of our beloved area are destroyed.”

Fox Weather reported there have been at least eight confirmed deaths due to the tornadoes.

Movieguide® recently reported on Jase and Missy Robertson after God protected them from a tornado:

“Last night our Tennessee farm took a direct hit from a Cat 3 tornado,” Missy posted last week along with photos of the damage.

“It actually hit about 30 seconds after @thecolerobertson drove into the driveway. He got out of his car and looked straight at it coming up over our back hill. Thankfully, we have a safe room in our garage, but it’s on the other side of our home, and Cole decided in a split second that he didn’t have time to make it there. He turned to run inside and was forced to the ground by the winds. He was able to get up, run inside and dive into the bathtub where he covered his head and listened to glass shattering and trees falling on the house and all around him. He escaped completely unharmed,” she shared.

Missy revealed that only God could have protected him.

“After seeing the aerial pictures today, we know now he would not have made it to the safe room as multiple large trees fell between his car and the garage,” she continued. “What’s even more surreal is that @realjaseduckman was praying over our meal in Louisiana and asking God for protection for our family at the exact same time: 5:52 pm. We had no idea what was happening.”

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