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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Some Disaster Stats

The entire storm, the one that destroyed my apartment building, took all of five seconds from start to finish.

Nine other buildings in my apartment complex were affected by the storm. Damage included broken windows and doors, chunks of roof being torn apart, collapsed ceilings, water damage, multiple downed trees, and loads of debris everywhere.

One building had the bracing that held the roof in place completely torn off, causing the roof to temporarily removed. The storm had been diffused enough from its impact with my building that it didn't have the strength to completely remove the roof. It was lifted off for a brief second and then landed right back onto the building.

11 people were injured, but nobody was seriously injured nor killed.

A wall of the Wheaton Christain Center, directly across from my window, was blown out, downing electrical transformers and causing a fire.

Pieces of the roof of my building were found on cars and in parking lots as far away as 1/4 of a mile from my home.

The apartments on either side of mine and below mine suffered water damage. Mine didn't have a single drop.

Our cat survived unharmed, but we did lose two goldfish, a snail, and our Dwarf African Clawed Frog.

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Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

Dang Andy, as horrid as all this has been, I still think you were born under a lucky star! Either that or you have some mighty fine karma.

The stats are SCARY. So glad you and yours were safe and well, minus the fish, snail and frog :-(

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