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Title: Prayers for Lomshek & Peterson families
Post by: Maximum Ordinate on May 21, 2019, 04:22:58 PM
Friends,

Yesterday, a tornado touched down and Lomshek's house was hit.  Thankfully, there were no injuries. 

I spoke with Roger earlier today and he said there is no immediate need that we can help with.  He's got family close by to help and they have chainsaws for the cleanup. 

If you're the praying type, I'd ask you to keep our brother and his family in your prayers.   :)

best,
Rusty

Edited by Lomshek - Hunter Peterson lives three houses down from me and was also affected.  In their case they lost some shingles, their addition was flooded and the barn he just built a few years ago was pushed crooked. 
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Monkey on May 21, 2019, 04:28:57 PM
Rusty,

Thanks for passing this along.

Is there material support required that we can help with?

vr/
Jesse
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Maximum Ordinate on May 21, 2019, 04:30:46 PM
Rusty,

Thanks for passing this along.

Is there material support required that we can help with?

vr/
Jesse

When I spoke with him, he was in good spirits.  His is grateful for family and friends stepping up to assist.  There's no immediate needs we can help with right now.

-Rusty
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: scuzzy on May 21, 2019, 05:37:58 PM
Oh man - not good. We've been having some really crazy weather around here too but fortunately nothing like that.

Prayers incoming.
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Thaddeus on May 21, 2019, 05:57:02 PM
Prayers of course, but please let us know of whatever else we can do materially.
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Tennessee Beast on May 21, 2019, 07:40:57 PM
Prayers sent.
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Charles McKinley on May 21, 2019, 09:43:52 PM
Done,

Please let us know if there is anything else's we can do.
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: postal16 on May 22, 2019, 11:48:46 AM
Praying
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Lomshek on May 23, 2019, 12:04:08 AM
Thanks everyone.  Prayers are always appreciated.

I forgot to mention it to Max Ord when he called but I live in an (almost) Appleseed neighborhood.  Lumberjack (Hunter Peterson) my local IIT3 lives 3 houses down from me and his property was hit too.  I've only spoken with him a little since it hit as we both have a lot of cleanup to do.  He and his kids were in their house when it hit and thank God none of them were hurt either (no one in town was in spite of dozens of houses being hit).

Hunter's neighbors work shop exploded across their fence into his driveway and, like us, lost the kid's play house/slide.  His house is intact as is the barn he built after his old one burned down a few years ago.  They did lose one duck but it may have been the one that wasn't very bright and hung out in the middle of the road.

My 21 year old son was the only one home at the time it hit.  Fortunately for him he was in the shower with his hair full of shampoo.   **)

He launched out of the shower running into a hallway and hunkers down naked and soaking wet!  My family's twisted enough that we could laugh about that afterward.

Right now we're working our way through the insurance process as we wait to find out if we get a new house.  It's still standing but a couple exterior walls are not straight.  We'll see how the insurance works out!

Here are a few shots of my place on the ground and one of Hunter's from a drone. 

Hunter’s house from overhead.  His house is the center one.  You can see his neighbor’s shop vomited into his driveway.
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161262;image)

My garage and back of the house.  The grill has cooked it’s last dog!
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161264;image)

Front yard and neighbors across the street.  Whole bunch of trees down!
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161266;image)


Back yard with barn and trailer. 
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161268;image)


I’ve been building mountain bike trails and was loaned a “trail in a box” trailer from the Kansas Trails Council.   We were going to return it last week but the guy who was going to drive it bailed when his wife went into labor so it sat at my house over the weekend.  Unfortunately that means it was here when the tornado hit.  Thankfully it was just dinged up a little and some body work will fix it. 
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: 308LIBERTY on May 23, 2019, 01:23:18 PM
on it
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: PHenry on May 23, 2019, 04:52:38 PM
Man, and I thought hurricanes were rough!  :wb:
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Lomshek on May 24, 2019, 01:18:41 AM
Man, and I thought hurricanes were rough!  :wb:

I think you guys just get more warning!
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Lomshek on May 24, 2019, 01:42:11 AM
So yesterday was kind of crazy!

We had three tornadoes in the area last night.  The one closest to my house (about a mile) skipped around for a while not really touching down then vaporized.  About 15 miles further southeast the system dropped a very destructive tornado on Carl Junction, MO and Airport Drive, MO (north suburb of Joplin, MO) and wiped out a bunch of homes.  The same system dropped another tornado on Golden City, MO about 30 miles east of us.

All this happened on the 7 year anniversary of the horrific Joplin, MO tornado that killed over 160 people and wiped clean a big portion of the city of 50,000 including a hospital.

Seeing the destruction of other homes from the tornadoes yesterday just reminds me how fortunate we are to have been really minimally affected.  We may need a new house but we're still in it for now warm and dry while we get some bonus exercise from cutting and hauling wood.

This is the tornado that (almost) touched down a mile from the house 2 days after we were hit.
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161314;image)

Here's the Carl Junction tornado 15 miles away.
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161316;image)

This is the Golden City tornado that wiped out a number of farms and homes as well last night 30 miles from me.
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161318;image)

This double funnel hit west of Galena, KS about 10 miles south of me last night.
(https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55955.0;attach=161320;image)

While it's called Tornado Alley this is way more activity than we have ever seen in my 50 years.  It's been a very wet year with a lot of storm activity!
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: malabar on May 24, 2019, 07:54:20 AM
Having survived several hurricanes down here in Florida, I empathize deeply.

Please let me know if there's anything the program can do.

tk
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Crazyduckhunter on May 24, 2019, 10:50:27 AM
WOW WOW WOW
Sure hits home of how lucky we can really be in life sometimes.
Prayers Sent to all.
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: TaosGlock on May 24, 2019, 03:20:29 PM
I lived in Kansas for awhile.
Hope all is well.
Be safe.
Dan
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: Leadslinger66 on May 24, 2019, 10:49:53 PM
Prayers for all that were affected!
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek & Peterson families
Post by: Lomshek on May 27, 2019, 03:59:03 PM
Spent a little while over at Hunter Peterson's house today.  A few years ago his barn burned to the ground and he and family built a replacement.  Like the rest of the neighborhood he has some roof damage as well.

Like me he's waiting on a structural engineer to inspect and determine if it is salvageable.  His barn is still on the foundation but now leans to the back about 3 feet at the roof.  All the walls are visibly crooked.

Waiting to see of this is declared a disaster area.  Apparently that opens up some funds for uninsured losses.

In our case the house is covered at full replacement value but the out buildings top out at $16K which is probably inadequate.  Still have a ways to go before we see how things end up.

Thanks again for all the prayers.
Title: Re: Prayers for Lomshek family
Post by: d2331 on May 28, 2019, 03:24:10 AM

My 21 year old son was the only one home at the time it hit.  Fortunately for him he was in the shower with his hair full of shampoo.   **)

He launched out of the shower running into a hallway and hunkers down naked and soaking wet!  My family's twisted enough that we could laugh about that afterward.


Glad no one was hurt.  Because of that I got a chuckle out of that.  A sense of humor is always helpful.

It certainly has been an eventful last few weeks.  I narrowly dodged a tornado last week myself, and luckily no one was killed in that tornado.  Don't think there were any major injuries either.  That was the first time I've ever heard of a tornado emergency and hopefully that's a club I don't join again.  Fortunately, the worst I had to deal with is picking up various size chunks of insulation in the driveway/yard that were blown in.  I had 3 different colors of insulation in an area smaller then my shoe print!

Stay safe!