Friday, May 2, 2008

Storm, a Scary Night

FOX 4 viewer Gail Smith submitted this picture of a wall cloud over Plattsburg, Mo. on May 1, 2008

Kansas City, Mo. -- Two rounds of severe weather and hurricane-force winds battered the Kansas City area Thursday night and Friday morning. Damage is extensive on both sides of the state line. KANSAS CITY, Mo


At least 200 houses and businesses have been destroyed from Lawrence to Gladstone.Kansas City officials report damage in area of 109th and Donnelly:
10 homes with severe damage
20 homes with good damage
45 homes with some damage
1 home that can't be found Northland:
120 homes damaged
3 homes destroyed
1 home they can't find
This will give you an idea about our storm last night!! I got up at 2:15 am when it hit our town and I thought the hail was going to break the glass in the patio door! I woke up Kelly and she came upstairs and she thought it sounded really bad, too! We didn't get the damage they did closer to Independence and Kansas City ! It was pretty scary!!


Denise said...

Wow, so glad you are all ok. I love you.

Glo said...

Thank God your all Ok...Prayers for thoses who wern't so blessed.

Anonymous said...

Glad you both are ok. We are getting severe weather today. I sure hope it is not like what you all got.

Melli said...

DANG! That was a WHOPPER! Glad you and yours are okay! Sending prayers for those harder hit!

Donna said...

If we got any winds and hail, I slept through it.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Carolyn, What a scary night for you and the family.. I am glad you had no damage.. I would not sleep until the storm had passed...We are seeing a lot of this kind of weather.It will get on your nerves when they come close to your house..praying for the people who were hurt or had damage to their homes..hugs, Baba

Mary said...


What a vicious storm. We saw the devastation on the news. I can't believe it. I have a few friends in Arkansas. Two are bloggers and one is not. I have not heard from any of them, but will check Diane and Karen's blogs. I will email my friend Bertha. She lives in northwest Arkansas, near Paris, and I'm not sure if the storm hit near there or not.

I'm so thankful that you are alright and that others you know are also fine. It seems that storms are growing in intensity by the day. That must have been very frightening.

Take care and have a good weekend. I will be praying for your family and all those hit by the storm.

Love and hugs,

Donetta said...

I am so grateful you are all alright. I do hope that your loved ones were also kept safe.

Hootin' Anni said...

I read and heard about this so sorry to have it happen. Hope that the government will help those in need this time.

Renie Burghardt said...

How scary for you, Grams. I'm glad you're all okay. It has been a stormy Spring. Prayers for all those people affected by it. We were under a severe thunderstorm watch yesterday until noon, but all we got is rain, and lots of it! Today it's sunny and cooler.

Have a good weekend.



Julie said...

glad you are all okay after that storm. We just had a smaller thunder storm-nothing to talk about.
It is just really cold today.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Barbara said...

Glad you are all okay. I knew the storms were bad. We got lots of rain and thunder all night here in Alabama, but nothing like your storm. I have friends in AK, but I think they are all okay.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I was hoping that you were all okay!! I know just how scary that can be. Believe me I have been in enough tornadoes. Never want to do that again!!

So happy you are fine.