Monday, January 10, 2005

Just a peek at the storm damage

The ice-broken tree
Originally uploaded by Edited Copy.
This tree was once a magnificent structure in our pastor's front yard. Because of the ice storm that exploded in our fair city, it is dead and had to be removed.

The man in the picture isn't our pastor, though. That's Harvey, a good friend and member of our congregation, not to mention the church choir, of which I am a part.

Damage like this can be seen on every city block, in every neighborhood, and even in nearly every business district. Until a day or two ago, these downed tree limbs blocked roadways almost entirely, damaged vehicles and even injured and/or killed those who attempted to remove them.

As of today, there are still more than 12,000 people in the greater Wichita area who are without power. This image is just a small example of what we're dealing with here.

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