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papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 9:11 AM

TORNADO HIT OUR TOWN - ALL IS WELL

A series of tornadoes swept through southern Cook County in Illinois yesterday and one hit the township of Richton Park. Nobody was killed or injured, thank God. We have to give credit to the National Weather Bureau, we knew it was coming. In our section of town, we had some super high hurricane force winds with blinding rain and hail. It only lasted about five minutes and it went back to calm. Boom boxes started blaring again and tires started squealing too, life is great when neighbors are section 8. For those who don't know what section 8 is: People of all races, colors and creeds who have been transplanted from Federal housing projects in big cities and sent out to breathe fresh air and live in our towns. They forget to leave the city in the city. Going through this storm yesterday reminds me of when I lived in Nortwest Florida when I was in the Navy. Everyday between 2PM and 4PM it was like a super big hot shower with crazy winds. I personally prefer the "Hawk", but I'm not right anyway. Hopefully, all of you have a quiet and safe summer. And those of you with winter, enjoy it, I would.

suzannec
Suzannec  (Level: 246.8 - Posts: 616)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 9:33 AM

The weather in Illinois is SO unpredictable! Thank goodness you are OK.

flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.1 - Posts: 691)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 9:34 AM

I'm glad that you and your family and all your pets are OK, Liam. Hope you had no damage to your home as well. I used to live in Kansas City, so I know what damage tornadoes can do!

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 9:44 AM

Our whole subdivision was untouched, we didn't even lose electric. No trees down on my block anyway, thanks

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5314)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 10:58 AM

The end of May there was a huge tornado hit the town where my grandkids were spending a few weeks with their mother. They spent an hour huddled in an inner closet. There was a lot of damage to the town, but no deaths and no serious injuries, mainly minor stuff from cleaning up debris. apartment buildings a block on either side of them had extensive damage, but the complex where their mother lives only lost a big tree. My granddaughter, 13, is already terrified of tornadoes so don't know if this will make her worse or maybe she'll realize that she can do something to keep herself safe and not be quite so afraid.

This has been a bad year for storms. Tornadoes are equal opportunity destroyers; doesn't matter whether you have a huge house or a little cottage, if it's in the tornadoe's path, it most likely is history.

Glad you and yours stayed safe. I have a nephew living at Wheaton; was the storm near there?

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 154.7 - Posts: 2478)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:00 AM

Wow, thats scary, glad to hear you are safe!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:08 AM

It's always scary - tornados can be a blip or a bomb - when one hit down the street (about 1500 yards) from us a few weeks ago it flipped a car & ripped up a tree - flickered the electric and was gone - we were very fortunate. Glad you are okay.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:33 AM

Wheaton is way west of me , about 50 miles, real nice area

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 1:00 PM

Yes I agree tornados are supposed to be indescriminate but, they also seem to have a little bit of a shining for trailer parks lol

I'm glad all of you who live in tornado prone areas are fine and well.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6049)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 7:46 PM

Liam, glad to hear you and your family are okay! We have had several tornado warnings in the past, and I think, sometimes people think it won't hit them, but to me that's the scary part. They can hit anywhere and you have no control over it other than to hunker down. Sounds like Indiana had some rough times too, and a lot of flooding. My mother lives in Southern Illinois, so I think it went North of her.

Marilyn...

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 8:36 PM

Anyone heard from Kelly?

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.1 - Posts: 7560)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 9:43 PM

Glad to hear that the damage was minimal.


papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 9:49 PM

I believe Kelly is about 40 miles north of where I am. She should be OK

lovesmoodies
Lovesmoodies  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 132)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 9:50 PM

I'm so glad you are okay. That must have been very frightening!
We had several warnings here the other day, but nothing materialized thank goodness.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Mon, 9th Jun '08 12:19 PM

We had a Tornado warning too - in the Toronto area
last night....the dogs and I de-camped to the basement....
partly because it was 35 degrees in the living room....
Why did I leave Vancouver Island, you ask....


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