Many of you know about the freakish severe thunderstorms that rolled
through my and Brian's area last sunday. While we only had some
moderately strong storms pass through in Iowa, Washington Illinois was
not so fortunate. I have an aunt, uncle, cousin, 2 great aunts and
many second cousins living there, and they got flattened by an EF4
tornado late Sunday morning.
All my relatives have made contact, and everyone is relatively
unharmed, but many of their neighbors were less fortunate, losing
And Brian - if you find any strange debris, it probably came from
western Illinois - the twisters that hit Peoria and Pekin lofted
debris high enough to catch the jet stream and come down in Chicago
half an hour later...