We need to retire the democrat spendthrift senators from Michigan.
I'm here right smack dab between lakes Erie and Michigan and don't recall getting much in the way of wind.
Notice on this map a little dark area on the south shore of Lake Erie. This worst of this is just west of Cleveland where winds close to the lake were over 75 mi/h. That's where I live.
We got 8" of rain in our yard, even though the state-wide maps only show a couple. The yard was a pond, but we had no water in the house. There were some low lying roads that flooded.
There were many large trees taken down, cars houses and garages smashed, and the few boats still in the water were thrown around. I only had one large spruce blown over but in my neighborhood and several miles south there were hundreds. I got a couple come-alongs and cranked it back upright. We'll see if it survives. Several individual owners right near me lost 10-12 trees. They were on north-south roads where the wind came south off the lake with nothing to stop it. The saturated soil made it easier for trees to be blown over.
About two blocks away several huge trees took out a major electric line Monday, October 29th. Many schools, libraries, and companies were shut down for two days to almost a week.
So many of our electric linemen and tree companies were already on their way to the East coast that they had to bring in people from the west. There were ten (actual count) trucks from Missouri working on that mess down the street from us for several days, in addition to tree company trucks. The last trucks were still there on Saturday and the road was finally opened by Sunday.
I know this nowhere near matches the damage done in the East or the damage done in a summer hurricane, but it certainly came as a surprise to us.
People on the far east side of town thought I was crazy when I told them what it was like on our side. The nice thing is that our street is served by a major electric line that serves a nearby shopping area and we never lost electricity for an extended time. We had dozens of irritating dropouts and finally gave up on our clocks for a couple days.
We didn't see the sunset or the sun for a few days. ;-)
We aren't begging for funds that I know of. It doesn't look as if anywhere else in the midwest got the wind we did. Maybe it was flooding.