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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.
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.
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?
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...