|La Crosse Tornado|
Sunday night a tornado ripped up LaCrosse, WI. I grew up just twenty miles out of the city and remember it well. I just became aware of the storm (it was part of a cluster of storms tornadoes that ripped up Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin sunday night. My sister still lives in the area.
I have been in a couple of tornadoes, one in 1973 was particularly scary.... I was driving across one of the river bridges merely 100 ft behind the funnel..... watching trees getting plucked from the ground. In 2000 a near event hit our town. Tornadoes usually have a width of a mile or so.... that event covered over thirty miles..... the winds went from 10 to 120 mph in less that eight seconds... no funnel, so not actually a tornadoe, but the devastation was tremendous.
It has been a bad season.... All across the country. It is a fragile world. Be kind to your brothers and sisters... where ever they are. That's all I have .....