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« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2014, 04:36:14 PM »

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I am glad that your family is safe!  Tornadoes are so scary and damaging!  The pictures I saw from the tornadoes in that town in Nebraska are heart-wrenching.  Hope you can get a good night's sleep tonight.
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« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2014, 09:04:56 AM »

Another round of severe weather here this morning, with another tornado warning for the city! This one occurred during the morning rush hour.

There were no actual tornado sightings or touchdowns, but there was a lot of damage from what were apparently straight-line winds. The damage was less intense but more widespread than what happened earlier this week. Mostly, it's downed trees and tree limbs, which have caused a lot of power outages (including traffic lights out in the congested downtown area during the morning commute) and hit roofs, cars, and so forth.

Again, my house seems to have escaped problems, although family members report that we again have very cranky felines, who resented having their morning naps disrupted to be hauled abruptly to the basement. My office mate's neighbor called and told her there was a branch on her roof, so she went home to check for roof damage. There is a big maple tree downed on the campus of my workplace, but it was far enough away from any buildings or cars that it did no harm.

We've had enough now. The weather needs a page-turn here!
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« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2014, 09:46:01 AM »

Yipes, I am glad you and your family is safe! We've been seeing the scary pictures on the news - just awful. Sending prayers for all affected by them, people and animals.
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« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2014, 11:42:39 AM »

My office mate called. The tree is through her roof, branches hanging down into the rooms on the upper level, plus water damage for which drywall will have to be replaced. And she has to get the branches out of her roof so that it can be fully covered with tarps before the next round of rain comes through and does even more damage. Problem is, all the tree service people are so busy with the damage of the past few days that they can't guarantee showing up any time soon. Cry

(The worst-damaged room is the favorite hiding room of her shy kitty. Poor kitty; I hope he wasn't in there when the branches fell.)
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« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2014, 12:27:24 PM »

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I am so sorry that your friend had so much damage!  Those storms are so scary.  I do hope your friend's kitty is okay.  And I hope that the tree service shows up before it rains again.  That's a real bummer all around!   Sad
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« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2014, 09:05:09 AM »

Catbird, how unfortunate for your co-worker.  Have you heard how her kitty is?  Between the rough winter and the violent spring, I'd say you've had your share!
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« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2014, 10:23:14 AM »

Fizzy1, my co-worker says both her cats appear to be physically unharmed, but acting very skittish and hiding a lot, including the younger one who is usually pretty bold. I don't suppose it helps that she's got tree people and roof people tramping over the roof adding to the stress level for them, either.
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