Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday's Microburst

Just a few blocks from my house. The storm lasted ten minutes and it hailed but the ground was dry a mile up Cicero towards 95th. Everything got tornado quiet and then a portion of the brick roof of St. Laurence High School was torn off. People I know who live nearby weren't even aware that we had a storm. It's always odd to see Dateline: Burbank (or whatever) on the news and see helicopters hovering overhead. Same thing happened two weeks back, only that time a guy had held his cousin hostage over on 80th & Mansfield, the SWAT team stayed there overnight, the guy let his cousin go and then killed himself.