[Magdalen] Safe?

Ann Markle ann.markle at aya.yale.edu
Tue Aug 11 01:55:01 UTC 2020

Oh,my! I heard about the looting,  and that was bad enough, but did not
hear about the tornado!  My niece moved  to  Volo  about a year ago,  and
loves  it.  I will certainly  keep Chicago in prayer!


The Rev. Ann Markle
Buffalo, NY
ann.markle at aya.yale.edu

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 9:47 PM Scott Knitter <scottknitter at gmail.com>

> A rather horrible day it's been for beloved Chicago. We woke up to read
> about the results of a night of looting downtown, and then a rare derecho
> passed through this afternoon, wreaking havoc.
> A friend, a former ELCA pastor, lives in the Loop with his husband, and
> found himself outside their highrise building last night pleading with
> looters not to damage the shops on the ground floor. I understand he was
> interviewed on the scene by the CBS station. I'll look for that. Anyway,
> his requests were to no avail, and he posted some scenes of destruction on
> his FB page.
> The derecho brought hurricane-force winds and tornadoes across northern
> Illinois, and this was the first time many of us here can remember hearing
> the tornado sirens sound for real rather than just the monthly test at 10am
> on the second Tuesday of the month or something like that. When all was
> over, our friend Mike had a tree piercing his car's windshield (thank God
> he wasn't in the car at the time), and the Chicago police and then fire
> department spent some time in our alley dealing with, I assume, a live
> power line that had been pulled down by a falling tree. Some very old and
> large trees were uprooted all over the city, bus-stop benches thrown into
> streets, windows blown out of high-rise apartments, and power cuts. Our
> power remained, thank God. I've never seen the temperature drop so fast:
> 86F to 71F in about 2 minutes, and the wind went from 0 to 60 mph in just
> seconds. Lots of sirens all over the neighborhood.
> Downtown is cut off from all traffic tonight: bridges have been lifted,
> expressway exits and Lake Shore Drive closed.
> Please pray for Chicago. Lord, have mercy.
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 4:33 PM P. Dan Brittain <pdan.brittain at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 9:39 AM Ann Markle <ann.markle at aya.yale.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Thank you for all the updates.
> >
> >
> > We're about as usual - not going anywhere we absolutely don't have to;
> > working in the garden and canning. Those things are going well and we are
> > both ok.
> >
> > Did hear from my son and daughter-in-law in Iowa (they live near Tama).
> > Today's "Direcho" went over their house. She saw a funnel and headed all
> to
> > shelter. Funnel never touched down (and no one hurt), TBTG, though they
> do
> > have a fair amount of tree limbs and the like; both cars are blocked in.
> > Jason's car was in an uncovered drive, no trees or branches except behind
> > and blocking him in. Jaz's car was backed into a covered carport, limbs
> > still managed to get on the front of the car; not sure about any damage.
> >
> >
> > P. Dan Brittain
> > Harrison, Arkansas
> >
> > Transcriptions, Arrangements and Original Compositions
> > Wind Band, Brass Band, Choir, and Ensembles
> >
> > http//:pdanbrittain.com  Or  at Sheet Music Plus
> > http://tinyurl.com/yb9fl39r
> >
> --
> Scott R. Knitter
> Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois USA

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