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Sunday night, Ohio experienced hurricane like winds, thanks to Ike.

Many people wrote into the news station to tell their story.

The news reported that millions of Ohioans are without power and many are still without power today, almost 2 days later.

Here are some pictures of the destruction that are from a local news website:







Our neighborhood really lucked out!! Our power lines are under ground, we don't have any mature trees and if anything was blowing around, it was patio furniture or planters. Nothing too major. There was a neighbor of ours that had a swing set fall and I'm 95% sure that no one was hurt. We weren't sure that our newly planted trees and shrubs were going to hold up but after inspection yesterday, they did. We were very lucky to not have anything major happen to our house! There are many others that have damage to their house to get fixed, roofs to replace and yard to clean up.

All schools were closed yesterday, my work was shut down and many other business were not open because of loss of power. Some schools are still closed and might be until Thursday. They also said that 6 people died because of either being hit by a tree/debris or because of a nearby power line that was down. It's definitely a state of disaster but we are all dealing as best we can with the aftermath.

This was unlike anything that I've ever experienced before and it was all thanks to Ike. Hopefully the rest of the city will get their electric on today!

Comments

TLC said…
that is crazy. and here we are thinking "we don't live on the coast because of hurricanes". so glad that you are all OK.

we avoided most of that wind up here in toledo -- which is good because our neighborhood is FULL of very tall, old trees and they tend to come crashing down in heavy wind.

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