Lori Mehmen, who lives in the small farming town of Orchard in the northeastern part of the state, snapped this picture from her front door on June 17, 2008. The tornado uprooted trees and damaged crops, but no one was killed. Photos, Clouds, God Is, Mothers Nature, Weather, Nature Disasters, Tornadoes, Storms, United States
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Oil--Trish Madison--I believe it was taken in Kuwait. When SadamHussain realized he couldn't have Kuwait he set fires to over 600 Kuwaiti oil wells. It took over 7 months to put out the fires and was one of the largest environmental tragedies according to TIME
Tornado When the tornado approached my Grandpa Peter's home, he told us he decided to go with our bed-ridden Grandma should they take a hit. They survived unscathed, but his decision was a testament to his deep love for his life sweetheart. Those were the days when people solved problems together and lasted in their marriages despite hardship. K.W. .