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GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2005
8:57 PM

Post #1594190

This tree fell on my friend's bedroom.

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GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2005
8:58 PM

Post #1594194

A shot from the inside.

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GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2005
8:59 PM

Post #1594196

The living room, right next to the bedroom.

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GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2005
9:02 PM

Post #1594199

A tree across the street from them fell, and it had a beehive in it. Notice the chunk of honeycomb in the grass.

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GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2005
9:04 PM

Post #1594201

A tree in the alley behind their house fell.

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GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2005
9:05 PM

Post #1594204

It used to shade the neighbor's garden. Now his garden gets full sun.

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GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2005
9:08 PM

Post #1594208

my friends are all okay. they were just seconds from being hit by the tree though. They were headed for the bathroom to take shelter in the tub when the tree fell through. One was in bed, and the other was in the living room with the children.
If it would have happened one night later, i may have been sitting in one of those chairs in the living room.

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darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

July 3, 2005
10:50 PM

Post #1596627

Scary.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2005
12:08 AM

Post #1596773

Sure glad everyone is ok!
GreenThumbGreen
Chanute, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2005
7:09 AM

Post #1597464

Very strong winds blew down trees and snapped telephone poles all over Chanute Kansas. A fireworks tent was destroyed, and a brand new fifty thousand dollar camper was tossed across a field as if it were nothing.
There were pictures of golf ball sized hail in the paper, and reports of even larger hail.
My friends were not the only people that had property damage, but their case was one of the worst. Luckily for them, they were just renting, but they did lose alot of personal items, and now they have to go through the stress of an unplanned move.
I was shocked not to see it on the weather channel. They did a story about a man in Illinois that had a tree in his yard split in half and crush some of his grass, and I can see how that must be much more important than my friend's home being destroyed. (sarchasm)
Maybe they just hadn't heard about it, or maybe I missed it. It did make local news and papers though.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2005
9:57 AM

Post #1597511

Just be thankful they dont own the house and have to endure the torture of the displacement & rebuild. That was the worst year of deception in my DM's life when a tree destroyed half of her home.
Glad your friends are okay. Did they have renter's insurance?
sidney
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2005
11:16 PM

Post #1599072

Devastating, sure glad nobody got hurt, but what a shambles it made.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2005
4:44 AM

Post #1602115

Goodness! Glad to hear no one was hurt! When I see pictures like these, it makes me eye our 100-foot sycamore and tall fir trees out back with suspicion. At least the wind usually blows away from our house...
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 6, 2005
1:26 PM

Post #1602518

Very scary...we have a very large oak in front of our house that worried me last hurricane season. The tree seems strong and healthy but... Glad no one was hurt!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2005
3:28 PM

Post #1602897

Ha! We have two tall cottonwoods that worry me. During a t-storm 3 years ago a large limb from one broke off and landed on a neighbors shed luckily causing no damage. Whew!

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