The last week of January brought ice, sleet, and snow across the central U.S. (See here, here, and here for some samples.) We got off easy here in SW Missouri compared to northern Arkansas, SE Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky. We drove through unbelievable destruction, that a month after the storm, still looks like a giant machete went through the area, slashing trees of all heights and girths. The beautiful blue sky and clear roads made it difficult to imagine the tons of ice and velocity of winds that caused such chaos. Our photos are near the intersection of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. What you'll see here is actually about half the severity of destruction that we saw near Paducah, Kentucky and the southern tip of Illinois.
Hell hath no fury like Mother Nature!
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