From Dreamer to Chicagoans Check In

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by nvts, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Hi! Dreamer sent me the following asking me to post for her:

    "Hi. I am worried about Big Bad Kitty on conductdisorders. I live in
    north central IL near wis border and we got SLAMMED today with some very
    extreme weather. and she is more southerly..and I heard they got
    slammed even worse. I was wondering if you could maybe post a post on
    watercooler, seeing if the people near chicago could check in as to
    whether they are OK tonite? Maybe you could let them know I am
    OK.......underwater mostly, between 2 rivers, but OK."

    Glad to hear Dreamer's ok! Can you all check in and let us know that everyone's fine?

  2. judi

    judi Active Member

    I live near Peoria, IL and we were on the southern edge of the storm. Near Galesburg (heavy damage yesterday), there were reported 100mph winds.
  3. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    I live in South Wisconsin (border) and work in Illinois. We had some awful flooding in my county. Garage and back yard under water. I work in Illinois, things are ok in my area....just so much rain.
  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    husband said it was one of the worst storms he had seen in awhile, I finally just talked to him and he lives in downtown Chicago, they had a Tornado warning and he had to leave his apt. Which is right by Soldier Filed. A police car was smashed from falling debris from the building across the street. He said about 10:30 pm they called off the tornado watch. He had to drive into Indiana this morning, to check on his grandparents, most of the power was still out. 2 trees fell over at his Moms house, his Grandparents are fine and they just got power back on. I guess another storm is coming at you guy's!!!

    I hope everyone is fine!!!
  5. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for checking on us! The storm was a bad one. What trees were not damaged from the wind were split by lightning. Power went out, and that meant no air. We waited it out as long as we could, but eventually we had to go get a room, because I could not breathe. Lots of schools are closed today, still about a half a million homes with no power.

    The light show was spectacular though.
  6. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    My mother arrived in Chicago yesterday...she's working a booth at the gem and jewelry show at the Convention Center (I think). The woman who owns the business (booth, whatever you want to call it) couldn't make it in last night...her flight was cancelled because of the weather in Chicago. I haven't talked to my mom yet today to see if she made it yet or not. My mom's flight made it in about 10 minutes ahead of the first storm.
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Oh My!!! :smile:

    Glad to hear you guys are all safe, if soggy.