Holy Tornado!

IN SPACE - APRIL 10:  In this satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a storm system moving over parts of the Midwestern and Southern United States is producing severe weather, including tornadoes, large hail, winds and heavy rains April 10, 2008. Tornados have been reported in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, damaging hundreds of homes, flooding roads and leaving thousands without power.

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If you’re a CNN reader you’ve noticed that Omaha, among other places, had some seriously crappy weather last night. After many early morning tornado alarms, I awoke to discover that my part of town was actually hit! My home was spared, but many homes had some serious issues to deal with today. Downed trees, shredded roofs, and the occasional missing trampoline were some of the things I noticed this morning as I, as well as many others, drove up and down the streets.. taking in the wreckage like we were looking at homes decked out with Christmas lights, funny too since a tornado resembles an upside down Christmas tree.

I find it slightly humorous that this happened, as just last week I was going on and on about how it couldn’t happen here due to some scientific this and that. I’m not saying that there’s a flaw in my scientific this and that, I know exactly the loophole that the tornado took.. but at least I know now that no home is really safe.

I’m pretty lucky that nothing happened to my house, I’ve been thinking of trying to sell it.. and I can’t help but feel sad for all those around me who’ll probably have to tap into their summer vacation funds to end up repairing the damage delivered by good ol’ Mother Nature while they slept.

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