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ABC's Mom 11-17-2013 04:57 PM

Wild MidWest storms
Anyone out there get hit with the storms that came through today???
I can't believe how hard it was raining and blowing here in MI>
We live in Western MI about 35-40 miles inland of Lake Michigan.
The wind was gusting about 60 MPH and raining so hard I could barely see the driveway from the living room window. We have a very large blue spruce close to the sun room and I swear that it was bent almost double at times. So glad we didn't lose any branches off our huge trees in the front yard by the driveway. That would have been a mess as my DH's car is parked in the driveway as well as our 1982 VW camper/van.
Hope everyone is OK out there

GrumpyGramma 11-17-2013 05:09 PM

Oh, wow. No fun. I'm glad you're OK and your cars too. We get really windy here on the plateau of the Cascades but generally our gusts top around 50. Raining sideways looks so bizarre. Seeing the debris that's all over afterward can make me grateful for what didn't happen.

justplaincharlotte 11-18-2013 12:02 AM

Oh no. I'm glad you and yours are okay! Storms like that are no fun at all.

jinxnit55 11-18-2013 06:24 PM

Glad you are OK. The weather just seems to get wilder and wilder, doesn't it?

Mike 11-20-2013 12:36 AM

I live in Washington IL. None of my family are homeless. Some friends are damaged. I'm learning of new people I know who are homeless every day. I'm guessing I have at least met the guy who died (I am terrible with names and faces and need a voice).

The f4 started back up after the valley about 2 blocks from my brother's house (before the valley it went 40' from a close friend's house and wiped out the house of the guy who died). I live further away.

I had no power and was clueless about what was going on. All I knew about was a tornado touched down near my sister. It wasn't as close to her as this one was to my brother and me but they could see it from my niece's house. My nephew's house has damage all around it but his is OK.

I couldn't remember if anyone from here knew where I lived and thought I better come check in in case they did.

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