--[Daughter] just called...SIU campus hit by what she thinks was a tornado. Many windows were blown out in her dorm (Schneider Hall), including all on the top (17th) floor. All the trees in sight are down. Carbondale in 'chaos'. Well, that's not new for a Friday.
--She said they were watching the rain and hail and trees (!) blow by when the lounge window blew out in front of her. They ran and hid in the bathroom. They were then asked to evacuate the building.
--...after the storm had passed, that is.
--It'll be interesting to see if more windows were taken out by the storm than the great Boomer/Allen snowball fight of '79.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch says C'dale got 100 mph winds and there were some injuries:
--The Southern Illinoisian online is strangely silent. Maybe they got hit?--
--For comparison, 100 mph is a Category 2 hurricane
--[Daughter] texts that she can confirm a tornado...
--...and things must be calming down some since she's back at work at the [Place Where She Works].
--She texts that they still have no power tho...
--We are supposed to go down to Giant City in two weeks with the [Friends] and the [Other Friends]. Hope the cabins are still standing. I can't get through to the lodge on the phone.
--Emergency text sent out to SIU parents says graduation ceremonies have been canceled for tomorrow. Guess the kids will have to hang out for another year!
Update: Only the graduation ceremonies scheduled for today (Friday) were affected and they have been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday. That according to an official emergency text from the university. So maybe things aren't so dire???