Iowa City firefighters inspect St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City, Iowa, after the part of the roof was ripped off as a tornado struck the city Thursday, April 13, 2006. Several tornadoes that ripped through eastern Iowa left some neighborhoods in disarray as heavy winds and hail destroyed cars, crushed homes and cut off power to thousands of Iowans. No major injuries have been reported.
(AP Photo/Matthew Holst, Iowa City Press-Citizen)
I will never complain about airport delays again if it means I won't be flying through weather that could cause such destruction. This is the reason we were on the runway for a couple of hours in Chicago last night. It is fortunate that there were not more people seriously injured or killed here in Iowa City. Photo from above ran on front page of local paper and the Washington Post also picked up the wire story.
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