Tornado Cleanup + Mark Konkol Road Trip + Drinking Wine Again
ACROSS AMERICA – Cleanup continues in suburban Chicago after powerful tornadoes sent 11 people to hospitals, damaged hundreds of homes and left thousands without power.
Steve Chirico, the mayor of Naperville, said his town has been tested but “will come through for sure” given the apparent generosity of the community immediately after the threat of the storm passed.
The National Weather Service said the storm, which cut through a strip of destruction three blocks wide, was an EF-3 class tornado with wind speeds of up to 165 mph. EF-3 Tornado in DuPage County hospitalized 11, traveled 3 miles, via Woodbridge Patch.
Mark Konkol’s road trip
Patch columnist Mark Konkol travels to Georgia, where he discovers that Atlanta may well be the center of the universe. Konkol, originally from Chicago, met a guy who left the southern part of town after his neighbor was murdered.
“Everyone here says, ‘Hello, how are you? ” Up [in Chicago], I should be worried that someone jumps off a bush when I walk towards the mailbox, ”says Denzel Orr, 30. “Honestly, it took a while to get used to it. But I love this.” Konkol: in Atlanta, everyone influences everything for better or for worse, via the Atlanta patch.
Ducks in Distress: The ducks stopped traffic, then fell in the sewers, but it’s all, uh, just duck now, via West Orange Patch.
Is it even legal? July 4th is approaching. See if these fireworks in your neighborhood are legal, via Across America Patch.
Start drinking wine again: The reopening of the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in California wine country – with live music, wine tastings and all the fun – is the latest sign of recovery from the coronavirus, via Temecula Patch.
A teenage ninja who is not a turtle: That would be McLean, Virginia, teenager Max Feinberg, who is competing for the title of “American Ninja Warrior”, via McLean Patch.
In reality: The minor earthquake caused when the Navy fired at its own ship was an unintended, but not uncommon, consequence. via Across America Patch.
“This statue expresses the dignity and strength of George Floyd. I hope it inspires voters, residents and passers-by to keep walking, mobilizing, organizing and educating for meaningful change. We Could not do the memory of George Floyd more honor today, June 19 and every day. “
– Farah Louis, who represents Brooklyn neighborhoods on New York City Council, on the dedication of a statue of George Floyd, via Prospect Heights-Crown Heights Patch
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- Blood shortage forces Massachusetts hospital to delay surgeries, via patch across Massachusetts
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