Friday, July 08, 2016

The sky’s turned angry and mean last evening. Lightening and grumbles in the distance and the County Seat received:

Tornado mangles homes, nursing center in Eureka

Wichita Eagle
– ‎3 hours ago‎

Emergency crews met in an office at the fire station in Eureka late Thursday night. Oliver Morrison The Wichita Eagle. Levi Brown looks at the damage done to his family’s three mobile homes in Eureka, Kansas, by a tornado Thursday night, as the father

Our first responders left the village in a rush followed in minutes by the Fire Folks (Volunteers all); then EMS and just plain folks that have police band monitors.

The fire department did something I’d not seen before. The power was out so they place a vehicle in the main intersection and ran the siren for the same frequency they do for the large siren on the stand pole in the village center.

Guys used their heads.

The storm was in its dying phase, that loop around a right hand spiral track. The county seat is well north of the village, but it departed the area well east and south ward. The light show from this storm was phenomenal.  For about ten minutes, in the dead of night, one could see for hundreds of yards continuously in flickering white and yellow light.

Been a while since dog and I both sought a protective position away from the windows.

________

From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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