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Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind

By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 24, 2007 4:59PM


Yesterday a low-pressure system swept across our region, ripping up trees, knocking out power and pulling the roof off at least one house. We're feeling Harper's Index-y, and we're giving into that feeling.

11: People killed in storm-related car crashes yesterday
88: Miles-per-hour that winds were gusting off the lake
215,000: Homes that lost power yesterday
15,000: Homes still without power as of last night
300: Flights canceled from O'Hare
100: Flights canceled from Twin Cities airport
57: Severe storm reports the National Weather Service collected yesterday
2: People pictured in the Sun-Times looking very sad and cold because their chimney and roof blew away
547: Tree emergencies
58: Light poles down
1: Unrelated, but sort of evocative, photos by Skwp9 that we're running with this story

The National Weather Service still listed parts of our area as under flood warnings, but today's and tomorrow's forecasts look pretty decent.

[AFP, Trib, other Trib, Sun-Times, our headline source]