Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm back online

I'm here. Yesterdays storms hit Illinois hard. Tornado's, wind gusts of 80 plus. And rain. Lots and lots of rain. Everywhere you look there is a new lake.
I don't even have work tonight because Kohl's has no power and hasn't had since yesterday when the first micro bursts came through.

Patrick was at the Will County Fair in the next town when it all hit. Doors blew off, atms came unhinged and destroyed the bingo tent. Entire vendor tents were blown away, right along with all of their merchandise.
Police showed up and made everyone go into the concrete buildings for protection. The flooding claimed about a hundred vehicles that sunk....including Megan's car that Patrick had driven there. Not a good thing. It finally was pulled free this morning. At six this morning it looked liked it was two in the afternoon with all the people working to get it all back up and running.

They said the Ferris wheel was spinning backwards and it was very close to crashing down.
It was surreal.
We are still under severe thunderstorm warnings, but it looks like it might miss us.
There are still about two hundred thousand people without power. Somehow I kept my power on thank goodness.

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