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Re: Just in case you heard...


Spoke with family there too - One sister is 6 blocks from the Walmart, other
is 6 blocks from the downtown devistation!  They didn't even get a branch
down!  They said it was really torn up downtown!

Vera


On 4/17/06, mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com <mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com>
wrote:
>
> Hi folks.  Melody was correct - quite the tornado that roared through Iowa
> City last Thursday night.  Mom is okay, but two blocks from her it's total
> chaos.  Of course she found two library books that were overdue and
> decided
> she'd better return them even though it was pouring out.  Didn't have the
> news on and ended up in the middle of a hailstorm on I-80.  Just made it
> home before the tornado touched down.  Quite the damage.  My co-workers'
> daughter was in one of those apartments close to campus that had it's roof
> and east wall blown off.  Amazing no one there was killed.
>
> The University is giving the students options for finishing the semester.
> Take the grade you've got now, finish the semester, or finish the semester
> at a later date.  Many kids lost textbooks, notes, computers, etc.
>
> Some pictures:
> http://www.uiowa.edu/~ournews/2006/april/041406tornado.html
>
> (might be a bit slow to load)
>
> Mardi
> Iowa z4b
>
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