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January 30th, 2008, 10:43 AM #1Fellow Hoosiers, you are in our thoughts today ...
Last night, Funnel Clouds, Tornados, and Straight-Line Winds hit most of central and southern Indiana pretty hard. So far it looks like Evansville the worst, and made national news.
Martinsville was hit by funnel clouds (at least that is what they are saying now) and still spectulating about straightline winds.
We managed to go through 2 seasons in a matter of 6 hours. It was in the low 50's upper 40's yesterday evening, then all of the sudden the temperature started dropping drastically. The county above us was in a Tornado Warning, and my family and I were sitting in the living room eating dinner. The winds started raging, our windows and doors rattling, the dogs started freaking out ... I wiped Braedon out of his high chair and down the stairs to the basement.
It was over pretty quickly, and thankfully we did run into the basement. Across the street is a Martial Arts and Gymnastics Facility. Last summer they built a pole barn like building right behind the facility. Unfortunately they built it on a sink whole, and insurance did not cover it, and the poor woman had mortgaged her house to build it. The building was torn to shreads last night. Fortunately it did not hit our house, nor did the big tree branch that fell off our neighbors tree, but it all easily could have. After the winds, or funnel cloud came through, temperatures headed down into the single digits, freezing the roads instantly.
It was a rough night .. no power, well into the negatives with the windchill. Roofs off all over the place and trees down, and we were one of the areas that got the least.
I hope that fellow hoosiers were as fortunate as we were and please let us know if we can do anything to help! Our house and hearts are open!!KK
January 30th, 2008, 10:47 AM #2
I live in South Bend and we had pretty bad straight-line wind damage all over the area. There were people without power, but luckily ours stayed on all night. I've been complaining about the transportation woes I felt this morning, but my heart goes out to the families who lost people and property in this nasty storm. I hope everybody stays warm and safe this winter!
January 30th, 2008, 10:50 AM #3
I am so, so, so glad you guys are okay.
January 30th, 2008, 11:05 AM #4
This is the building across the street of us. The houses over the railroad tracks down the street, and the co-op a a few houses down from us.KK
January 30th, 2008, 11:50 AM #5
Dang - hang in there you guys! Happy you're safe Kristin.Peace,
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January 30th, 2008, 12:16 PM #6
We spent the better part of the evening in the basement with the kids. I was so happy that we moved from a house without a basement to one with a basement. Probably one of the best decisions that we have made in a long time. Indiana can be SO scary when the tornadoes come through.
I feel horrible for the woman across the street from you, Kristen. We were pretty fortunate in Fishers only to have some random small damage.
January 30th, 2008, 12:20 PM #7
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January 30th, 2008, 02:32 PM #8
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January 30th, 2008, 02:39 PM #9
My gosh, last night was something else! Had most of my family out when the worst went through, one son in Spencer and my wife over in Bloomington.Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.
January 30th, 2008, 02:40 PM #10
From one weather-torn state to another, my thoughts are with you guys. Tornadoes scare the daylights out of me - way too unpredictable with way too much destruction occurring way too quickly.
January 30th, 2008, 03:50 PM #11
Glad everyone there is OK.
I have problems understanding how that torn apart building meets minimum local code requirements. These flying pieces of poorly constructed crap were flying around potentially damaging everyone else's property too.
The three little pigs story comes to mind. That was one building that wasn't planned very well, from the whole sink hole issue to the final seconds of its demise.
January 30th, 2008, 04:01 PM #12
Yesterday was quite a day for weather. You guys had it a lot worse than we did. We had the huge temperature drop and continuous 45-50 mph winds all day. There were trees down and fires and power outages, but only a tornado watch - no actual funnels. I've been piling branches for the last hour or so. I'll let the millions of twigs wait until the winds die down.
I can't imagine going through what we did yesterday with the addition of your freezing temperatures and icy conditions. Glad you're OK - those pictures look scary!
January 30th, 2008, 04:11 PM #13
January 30th, 2008, 06:35 PM #14
Thank you all for the well wishes .. elbow, everyone alright I am assuming?
sfcom - the building was a very large pole barn they were planning on using for storage I believe. The building was never finished because it was built on a sink whole and they had to stop construction, so it's hard telling exactly what they were planning on using it for.
There were 3 other buildings that were destroyed in town, as well as the many roofs blown off including the courthouse roof. A semi was blow straight off of the road into several electric poles.
Overall, it seems like everyone is fine in the town, the hospital lost power with three people on life support but the generators kicked it quickly enough ...
Thank you all again for your thoughts and if you know anyone in the area that needs assistance .. let us know.KK
January 30th, 2008, 07:18 PM #15Originally Posted by Kristin KinseyFollowing everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.
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