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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-10-09 11:12 PM
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28. This happened in Iowa last summer...
Edited on Sun May-10-09 11:19 PM by CoffeeCat
In addition to the horrendous floods that did billions in damage, we had one storm that could only
be described as you categorized it, "an inland hurricane".

The pictures you showed look identical to the area around here (central Iowa) after that storm hit. Huge
trees were uprooted, building and homes were damaged. People would drive around neighborhoods, scoping
out the damage and all of the huge trees that were lifted from the ground--now sitting on cars and lying in yards.

I'll NEVER forget that night. My husband woke me up and said, "Do you hear the sirens going off? I think I
might hear them". We couldn't hear the sirens, so we moved into the hallway off of our bedroom. We could
faintly hear the sirens, and just as I heard it I looked out the top floor windows in our foyer and I couldn't
frickin believe what I was seeing. The trees across the street were blowing sideways. It looked like a blinding
hurricane. I was in hurricane Gloria in the late '80's, and it looked just like that.

I screamed, "Get the kids!" and we ran down to the basement and barricaded ourselves under the stairs
with a mattress over us. I'll never forget the howling wind. It sounded like the world was coming to an end.
I thought for sure it was a tornado. Turns out, no tornado--just 85 mph winds and several inches of rain. A huge
monster of a storm.

We lost two 70-ft trees in the backyard, but no property damage. We were lucky.

We're used to bad storms here, even tornado activity. However, this stormed shocked the hell out of me, because
it looked exactly like a hurricane.
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  -"Inland Hurricane" Devastates Southern Illinois Friday (With Lots Of Pics) JFN1  May-10-09 08:03 PM   #0 
  - Holy crap  HarukaTheTrophyWife   May-10-09 08:07 PM   #1 
  - I wonder if that is the same system they waned us about on Saturday  liberal N proud   May-10-09 08:09 PM   #2 
  - Are you serious?  malaise   May-10-09 08:10 PM   #3 
  - They, and the rest of the media, are silent.  JFN1   May-10-09 08:13 PM   #4 
     - Wow  malaise   May-10-09 08:16 PM   #7 
        - Estimates are between 4 and 6 inches of rain  JFN1   May-10-09 08:24 PM   #8 
  - I wonder if Vitters hold on our new FEMA director will come up  MadMaddie   May-10-09 08:15 PM   #5 
  - Holy moly!  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-09 08:15 PM   #6 
  - It blew through here on it's way there  MO_Dem   May-10-09 08:32 PM   #9 
  - My family lives in Franklin County. They are all alright.  pleah   May-10-09 08:34 PM   #10 
  - If a tree blows over in a cemetary, is there anyone there to hear it?  Renew Deal   May-10-09 08:39 PM   #11 
  - When the zombies show up, you'll be sorry. n/t  DCKit   May-11-09 12:33 AM   #29 
  - Wow.. thanks for the pics. FWIW Gov Quin declared 3 counties disaster areas yesterday...  WePurrsevere   May-10-09 08:45 PM   #12 
  - Good link here...  here_is_to_hope   May-10-09 08:51 PM   #13 
  - thanks for your reporting. I never knew there were inland hurricanes.  KittyWampus   May-10-09 09:06 PM   #14 
  - On radar it sure looked like a Hurricane n/t  Strelnikov_   May-10-09 09:12 PM   #15 
  - So sorry to hear about this!  AwakeAtLast   May-10-09 09:24 PM   #16 
  - Yes, I saw the sattelite pictures  DLnyc   May-10-09 09:25 PM   #17 
  - Wow. People do need to know about this. Thank you for posting. k+r, n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-10-09 09:32 PM   #18 
  - Not to diminish the significance of these events, but...  chimpyisstillsatan   May-10-09 09:48 PM   #19 
  - radar looks like there was rotation, eye wall etc.  KittyWampus   May-10-09 10:10 PM   #22 
  - Not even the same galaxy  merh   May-11-09 01:03 AM   #31 
  - If this thing had crossed Lake Michigan,  Occulus   May-14-09 11:50 PM   #39 
     - Very Little  NeedleCast   May-18-09 04:05 PM   #43 
  - It wasn't just winds  JFN1   May-11-09 01:35 AM   #32 
     - I'm sorry for your distress  chimpyisstillsatan   May-11-09 08:12 AM   #34 
  - Wind speeds will increase  lovuian   May-10-09 09:53 PM   #20 
  - NYT: Storms Cut Through Midwest, Killing 5  Beam Me Up   May-10-09 10:09 PM   #21 
  - Sci Guy explains:  frogcycle   May-10-09 10:23 PM   #23 
  - It snuck up on you guys  Catherine Vincent   May-10-09 10:29 PM   #24 
  - We've gotten bits of that up here in Michigan. Scary.  knitter4democracy   May-10-09 10:39 PM   #25 
  - Look at this video.  FourScore   May-10-09 11:08 PM   #26 
  - Weren't there two derechos last week?  AngryOldDem   May-10-09 11:12 PM   #27 
  - yep, looks like a derecho to me  bobbert   May-18-09 04:18 PM   #45 
  - This happened in Iowa last summer...  CoffeeCat   May-10-09 11:12 PM   #28 
  - Derecho  undergroundpanther   May-11-09 12:41 AM   #30 
  - Wow!  Delphinus   May-11-09 05:37 AM   #33 
  - We had a storm similar to this the week of April 24th  notadmblnd   May-11-09 09:12 AM   #35 
  - k&r, what a mess, hoping clean up goes fast and Emergency status gained quickly  uppityperson   May-11-09 03:40 PM   #36 
  - last picture on this blog  apriddygirl   May-14-09 10:06 PM   #37 
  - Thanks for the correction  JFN1   May-14-09 11:10 PM   #38 
     - Tree damage  apriddygirl   May-18-09 04:00 PM   #41 
  - Looks like a category 1 with 85-95 mph winds and gusts around 105  Lorien   May-15-09 12:21 AM   #40 
  - You should have seen central Ohio after Hurricane Ike- a real efederal disaster area!  mod mom   May-18-09 04:03 PM   #42 
  - Looks and acts a lot like a hurricane but in reality it was a very different critter  slackmaster   May-18-09 04:05 PM   #44 
  - Damn, that looks rough, I hope everyone is safe.  Uncle Joe   May-18-09 04:19 PM   #46 

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