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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tornado aftermath

We survived. Thank you to everyone for your concern.

It's about 36 hours after the tornado hit Sunday night. After trying to describe the sound of a freight train passing overhead, and as I was about to hit send on the last update, the power went out. It's still out at home.

The National Weather Service is calling it an F2 with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. Lots of property damage. Very few minor injuries. No deaths. Although, I heard on the news this morning the police are investigating a double homicide. Not sure if that has anything to do with the storm, though.

I'll have more later when the electricity gets turned on at home.

Posted by Marie at March 14, 2006 9:04 AM


Glad to hear you're OK.

Posted by: jr at March 14, 2006 10:54 AM

Wheh! I was a little concerned. I kept checking back to see if you posted anything else.

Glad you came out ok.

Thanks for the update!

Posted by: Randy at March 14, 2006 11:54 AM

Glad you are all right.

Posted by: Don Ray at March 14, 2006 5:29 PM

Boy, those storm-night posts bring back lots of memories for me, including the time we stood out in our front yard in Park Forest and watched a funnel cloud go directly overhead.

Posted by: Dan at March 14, 2006 6:14 PM

How's your home? Other than dark, I mean.

I still haven't heard from Jerome Prophet. My guess is he's taking advantage of the situation and getting a few extra naps with no distractions. Assuming he still has a roof.

Posted by: Dave at March 15, 2006 12:22 AM

I'm worried about JP. It would be good to hear from him in some way.

Posted by: Marie at March 15, 2006 9:38 AM

Is your power back on? It got pretty cold last night. I'm glad you're ok. :)

Posted by: katherine at March 15, 2006 10:46 AM