From severe storms to flooding to tornadoes, this season has been a crazy one for weather.
Hockey is a funny sport. Fans can dislike other teams or players can play like they dislike others from opposing teams, but they're all supporting/playing the same sport and they all have a love for it. They have much respect for each other and support each other in bad situations. I hope this can be a topic in which we, as hockey fans, can come together and comment/discuss/support all that is going on with the people affected by the weather.
I know this isn't really "hockey" related, but it involves cities and fans that support our great league, and I feel this post is necessary at this point. I have opened up the comments, so feel free to chat about this and share anything about it you'd like. This is not the time to comment on other topics or bash anyone or thing. Those comments will be removed immediately. I will also be posting some youtube video links and some pictures.
This is truly an awful time, thoughts and prayers go out to the people that have had to deal with this.
Cedar Rapids flood.
CNN article on the Cedar Rapids flood.
Various photo galleries of the CR flood.
Little Sioux tornado. Little Sioux is roughly the halfway point between Sioux City and Omaha.
Kearney tornado damage.
John Meissner took some photos of the tornado damage here and here.
F-5 tornado in Parkersburg, IA destroys home. Parkersburg is located near Waterloo.
Parkersburg tornado caught on bank surveillance tape.
Aerial footage of Parkersburg.
Wisconsin flood waters take entire house.
Millard (Omaha) tornado damage.
Photos courtesy of www.kcrg.com, www.waterlooblackhawks.com and www.waterloobucks.com.