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Jill Duggar Dillard: Weekend Tornadoes Missed Us by Miles

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After a holiday weekend filled with violent weather, Jill Duggar Dillard shared that her family is safe after a near-miss with tornadoes. The reality TV star, along with husband Derick Dillard, revealed on Instagram Sunday (May 26) that they were okay but that some loved ones had sustained damage.

“Like most other ppl in our area of NW Arkansas/NE Oklahoma, we were awake through much of the night as tornadoes ripped through our area,” said the couple, who moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, last year, on their Stories. “Thankfully we are OK, but friends and some family weren’t so fortunate. Praying for those affected. Tornadoes missed us by a few miles.”

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Jill, 33, and Derick, 35, didn’t elaborate on who had sustained damage or what type. The couple now lives along the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, about 30 miles from the Duggar family compound. Last June, Jill posted about their move, sharing that Derick had begun a “new public service job as a prosecutor in Oklahoma.”

Jill Duggar Dillard’s Family Suffered a Stillbirth Last Month

Jill Duggar Dillard is the fourth of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 children. In media appearances and her memoir, she has spoken out about the fundamentalist family’s controversies and rifts.

In her 2023 book “Counting the Cost,” Dillard described her fractured relationship with her father, saying Jim Bob Duggar treats her “worse than…my pedophile brother.” The brother in question is Josh Duggar, now serving a 12-year prison sentence for receiving and possessing child sexual abuse images.

Dillard also has been open about suffering pregnancy losses. Back in 2021, she suffered a miscarriage. Then this April, she and Derick shared that their baby girl, who had been due in August, was stillborn.

During a memorial service for the baby, named Isla Marie, Dillard’s parents could be seen in some photos. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar were watching the release of pink balloons in the baby’s honor.

In posts about her daughter, Dillard shared the words from Psalm 139:13-14. She wrote, in part, “We appreciate your prayers as we continue to grieve and heal from the loss of our little Isla Marie.”

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Weekend Storms Claimed 21 Lives

According to news reports, storms during the Memorial Day weekend killed at least 21 people across four states. Children accounted for four of the deaths. Another 100 or so people were injured, and damage and power outages were extensive.