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Storms Last Night

Storms came through last night about 8:40 pm last night and I see the news today saying they are trying to determine if a tornado came through the area. As you see by the photo I think I have proof of the tornado. I along with several other people sent in photos to show them that in fact there was a tornado.

There was very little warning as the storm popped up so quick but thankfully I have only heard of one death. There was a lot of damage but it could have been so much worse. I'm happy to say that I have talked to a lot of family and friends and all are alright but many have damage to property. I was lucky that the storm went south of my home and all is well here except a few tree branches in the yard.

I am heading out in a few to go help some friends clean up, but right now some roads are still closed so I can not get over there yet.

Here are some photos from some friends and some from the news stations showing some of the damage. Some were taken last night and some from this morning.

http://wgntv.com/2015/08/03/storm-damage-as-seen-from-skycam9/ This here is a place called "The Pizza Place". The place has been there for 40 years, I actually worked there when I was a teen. It's 3 blocks from my dad's home and about 5 miles from my home. My favorite place to get pizza in the area.

Friend of mine shared this with me and gave permission to use This Photo is taken by a friend, It is what is left of one of the dugouts at one of the local high school baseball fields.

http://wgntv.com/2015/08/03/storm-damage-as-seen-from-skycam9/ This has to be one of the luckiest people in the area. Imagine what would have happened if that tree fell the other way.

My friend Rick shared with me with permission to use My Friend Rick's place from the road. As you see quite a few trees down but the house is still in one piece all long with all family members.

My friend Kyle shared with me with permission to use My Friend Kyle's place, he said besides the trees the only damage he has is "a puncture wound in the garage roof". I asked what that meant and he said there is a perfectly round hole in the roof like a fence post went through the roof but he can not find what made the hole.


Image Credit » Photo Taken to the south of my house

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Comments

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 3, 2015, 3:02 PM

Glad all of your are safe. We had storms later in the night but nothing like that

AliCanary wrote on August 3, 2015, 8:34 PM

Wow, you took that photo? That's wicked looking! I'm glad you're okay.

Bensen32 wrote on August 4, 2015, 1:44 AM

Yea, was kind of crazy, and made for a long day today, helping some friends clean up their yards.

Bensen32 wrote on August 4, 2015, 1:45 AM

Thank you, yes was a crazy night and a long day today but you just got to roll with the punches.

CoralLevang wrote on August 5, 2015, 4:39 PM

That photo is one of those, "Oh, F%$#!" moments. Glad you are safe and that there wasn't more damage.

Bensen32 wrote on August 6, 2015, 9:59 AM

Yea, it was going right to left in that photo so it wasn't like it was coming toward me.

VinceSummers wrote on May 28, 2017, 7:28 AM

A terrible event, but a nice report. Good thinking to take the photo.

Bensen32 wrote on May 28, 2017, 8:21 AM

Yea, they happen here now and then. Our area does not get hit that often by tornados.