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This afternoon's tornadoes

October 7, 2017 7:12 PM

Well that was awfully strange.

Hi neighbors, I hope this message finds you safe. Just about 90 minutes ago we had tornadoes go through near us, one along East Washington near Fair Oaks and one in Sun Prairie. I was home when I heard the sirens go off, and the sun was shining. I immediately thought 'oh they're testing them' and then thought 'it's not Wednesday, it's Saturday.' Cue stuffing the displeased cat in her carrier and getting into the underground garage.

From the areas I've seen, we have no structural damage to any homes or business in District 3, but let's send positive vibes to our fellow Madisonians and our neighbors in Sun Prairie that their homes and property are repaired quickly. Join me also in thanking our fire, police, and utility staff who will be working much of the night to secure damaged areas, clear roads, and restore electricity on the near east side.

As of this time, the radar shows more rain headed our way this evening, but hopefully nothing as intense as this afternoon's happenings.

I don't remember tornadoes in October ever. I remember snow in October, but not tornadoes.

As always, if you hear tornado sirens go off, please take them seriously and get to safety. Additionally, if you see downed power lines after a storm, do not touch them or go near them, and call MG&E right away at 608.252.7111.

Thank you and stay safe,

Amanda Hall,

Alder, District 3


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