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Friday, June 22, 2012

Tornado-like event hits near (my) home

big old ailanthus finally met its match
My neighbor Dale Lesser says the pressure behind his ears was tremendous when the unexpected tornado-like-event hit his family's farm on Island Lake Dr in Dexter Township yesterday. One of his sheds was moved a quarter mile. I had to chainsaw my way home. A lot of big trees down in a small area, but no damage at all a mile east.

A number of trees, like this cottonwood, were uprooted, but most broke off mid-stem. The county responded very quickly by dispatching a bulldozer to clear the road.


  1. Wow! That is so weird. We didn't have anything like that and only live about a mile or so from you!

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