Letter: 'Angels' thanked for helping a neighbor

God bless the “angels” who were on the scene when I arrived at my sister’s home on Erusha Drive in Walford on the morning of July 17.

This area was hit by an EF-2 tornado that apparently touched down for approximately six minutes traveling about four miles with winds up to 150 mph.

One home was leveled, with major damage to many, but my sister and brother-in-law’s house was not damaged although they lost three beautiful trees in their front yard. They were not home when the storm hit, but when they arrived in the early afternoon they were “shocked” but also feeling blessed and thankful that their beautiful home was not damaged.

They missed seeing a lot of the devastation, as “angels,” appearing out of nowhere, with chain saws, tools, cameras, water jugs, etc., had already sawed up the fallen trees and had them piled on the curbing. What a blessing to watch these kind people pitch in while possibly ignoring their own yards. Thank you!

Margaret Kolash

Cedar Rapids

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