Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Windy City

This afternoon Cara called from Cincy.  She was outside - and it sounded like she was in the middle of Hurricane Ike!  Today Cincinnati has experienced their own mini-hurricane (like a category 1).
Over 500,000 people are without power.  Including Cara.
They say it might be 3-4 days before the power is back on!
Here's what says on their website:
Winds gusting at hurricane force left hundreds of thousands of people without power in the Tri-State Sunday.  After the winds subsided, many residents were faced with the daunting task of cleaning up.
Wind gusts approached 80 mph -- speeds of a Category 1 hurricane. Sustained winds were clocked at 40 mph -- wind speeds of a tropical storm.
The last I read, three people had lost their lives.  There is major damage to buildings, homes, cars.
The good news:  Cara and her friends are all ok.
Photos courtesy of


  1. Wow...crazy wind. I'm glad Cara is ok, whew

  2. YIKES. Glad that Cara and friends are ok.

  3. dang, big winds... i thought at first that picture of the street with the trees down was cara's street!

  4. Ok, I'll admit that the 80mph gusts are bad... but you gotta admit it -- Minnesota gets 30-35 mph winds at least once a year...

    When we were moving here -- my friend said this is the only place he had ever lived where he heard a forecast of "Damaging Winds" -- I suppose Cincy can claim that now too.

    All said -- it's a shame folks lost lives because of it.

  5. I feel as though it could have been faster than that! And nate their were tree's down near and around my street and powerlines down all over!!! I have power again!!!!! it was actually a very exciting day!


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