The Tornado In Quincy IL.

A small (?)  tornado hit us on Monday afternoon. We were out of power until this morning. Quincy is such a beautiful TREE CITY. Hundreds of native trees were uprooted. so many homes were affected by the uprooting of trees, and vehicles that were parked on the street, were crushed. I thank God, that there was no one who was inured.
some of these pictures are of my neighbourhood,. My neighbours on  both sides of us, had humongous trees that came down. My yard had our basket ball pole that was torn apart and landed in the yard. That was the only damage that we had, other than some problem with the basement because the sump pump was not working due to power failure. But we, with the help of neighbours were able to connect a generator, and take care of that.


IMG_5014 Utility pole down across Saadi and Dave’s home.  Back yard of their home where a huge branch got torn away from the trunk . It fell across the fence and knocked the transformer off from another utility pole.




Noah and his friends chopping down a tree that fell across their yard from the neighbor’s yard.

Our neighbour’s home on the left.


The huge, beautiful tree in my neighbour’s yard to the right.


This is what happened to our basket ball post! It prostrated on the lawn.



This picture below, shows one of the folks we knew so well. Carol worked in the hospital as a medical records person and the husband is a national guard person who had a small business. Both are retired. I hated to see what had happened to their home.


I am just grateful that even though we were without power for almost four days, no lives were lost, and  we all had a roof to sleep under. I pray that we never see this  kind of storm again. Because the land was so saturated with so much rain,. the wind uprooted the trees with such great ease it seems.
Well, that’s it for now.

Tomorrow is the Eid, the end of Ramadan. A day for great Thanksgiving. Have a good weekend.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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8 Responses to The Tornado In Quincy IL.

  1. slmret says:

    Wow — that really was a tornado!!! With so many trees down and so many wires down, I’m extra glad that your home was not affected (except for the basketball hoop). That’s a huge branch that fell from Saadia’s tree — and it had a lot of moss on the one side, too! I’m glad the yard is big enough that it didn’t do very much damage. Yikes, Zakiah!

  2. mrswrangler says:

    That is really scary.

  3. jstnotherday says:

    Oh my gosh, to right and to left! Amazing that you were spared.
    Tornado’s are so frightening… so powerful, and the way they rip things apart. I’m glad that you were safe.

  4. sunsetdragon says:

    How frightening and I am not able to see the photos in this post but can in the next one.
    Sending prayers and good vibes.

  5. That is so scary and sad! I’m sorry to hear of all this damage!
    But, I’m so grateful no one was killed.

  6. It done a lot of damage. I’m glad no one was hurt.

  7. marica0701 says:

    Oh wow, so much damage! 😦 I see you have another post with more photos and I will look at them, but wow, to see these… 😦

    Very thankful that you were alright!

  8. cjjustice1 says:

    I hadn’t heard about this storm! Oh, Zakiah, I am so thankful to God for sparing lives! And I’m glad too that you didn’t have any bad destruction on your personal property. Those pictures truly tell a story for sure! So very glad you two and your families were safe! HUGS… Carolyn ❤

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