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Former journalist. Enjoyer of beer, baseball, and barbecue...not necessarily in that order. “Seasoned beardsman.” Opinions are mine & usually mine alone.
Aug 16, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
A few quick thoughts on what I saw in Cedar Rapids today (1/?):
The destruction is literally EVERYWHERE. I’ve been other places where a natural disaster has struck, and you eventually drive out of the damage zone. Not so in #CedarRapids. #derecho This storm spared very damn little. Huge...HUGE...probably 150 year old trees felled. Billboards blown away. The KCRG marquee in pieces. Traffic signals snapped at the base. I started seeing overturned grain bins as far out as Anamosa. A motorhome along the highway was toppled.