My area has been hit by what the National Weather service is calling an Inland Hurricane. Kind of strange when you live several states from the coast in Southern Illinois!
Due to over 100 mile per winds, we did not have power for a couple of days, and a big mess to clean up, but we were very lucky. Over 65,000 homes were without power all weekend and some still will be waiting many days before theirs is able to be turned on.
There was one fatality, and 50 injured, and massive amounts of destruction, but cleanup is now the largest problem. And the electricity.
My home was not damaged, just left very "messy". (More so than usual!)
My Internet service is coming and going, so I may not be able to post for a day or two. But we are fine.
Thanks to those who emailed me concerned for our safety.
Please offer up a prayer for those injured and for the family of the man who passed away.
If you live anywhere nearby and love to volunteer your time and service, nearby towns of Marion ,Illinois (where my brother lives) and Carbondale (SIU UNIVERSITY town) could certainly use your help. They received the most damage and are more populated. LOTS of trees and debris to be cleaned up. Roof repair/replace, etc.
You can google this storm to read more articles and see photos. Google INLAND HURRICANE, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.