You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #28: This happened in Iowa last summer... [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-10-09 11:12 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC