Sunday, May 10, 2009

Motorhome wrecked be downed tree.

Bill Schubert and his wife were trying to sleep in their RV when the storm blew through Joplin on Friday morning.

In town to visit relatives, the Schuberts fled their RV and took cover in his sister’s home about five minutes before hurricane-force winds planted a large oak tree on his vehicle.

“There was lightning, thunderstorms, hail, and boy did that wind blow,” said the 86-year-old retired Navy veteran. “We’ve got a motor-home treehouse here.”

Schubert and his wife drove the RV to Joplin last week to visit his sister, who lives on the 3500 block of Oak Ridge Drive. The roof of her home also was damaged.

The circumference of the tree measured 82 inches, he said.
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