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About Deviant Artist J. D. McHenryMale/United States Recent Activity
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Rock n' Roll by Jim-Prower Rock n' Roll :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 35 10 BGO-universe: Shakira, Wolfen Dogfight by Jim-Prower BGO-universe: Shakira, Wolfen Dogfight :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 19 1 Blue Angel - revised - MLP 'OC' by Jim-Prower Blue Angel - revised - MLP 'OC' :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 7 5 MLP: FiM - Bob Bighoof by Jim-Prower MLP: FiM - Bob Bighoof :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 8 9 MLP: Pegasus Mk.7 Starfighter by Jim-Prower MLP: Pegasus Mk.7 Starfighter :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 15 15 MLP: FiM - Blue Angel by Jim-Prower MLP: FiM - Blue Angel :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 24 21 Baron Riktor by Jim-Prower Baron Riktor :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 13 5 Cornerian Army Attack Hovercra by Jim-Prower Cornerian Army Attack Hovercra :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 7 3 Beyond Game Over: Krystal by Jim-Prower Beyond Game Over: Krystal :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 77 12 Beyond Game Over: Fox McCloud by Jim-Prower Beyond Game Over: Fox McCloud :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 23 5 Snore by Jim-Prower Snore :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 4 0 Egn. Kyler Mason by Jim-Prower Egn. Kyler Mason :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 5 2 Mornings by Jim-Prower
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Mornings :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 30 11
SSgt Oliver Rand by Jim-Prower SSgt Oliver Rand :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 7 6 Momentary Hesitation by Jim-Prower Momentary Hesitation :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 18 1 Cpl. Peter Hammond by Jim-Prower Cpl. Peter Hammond :iconjim-prower:Jim-Prower 8 7


Musteladies: Liz Animated Loop by MykeGreywolf Musteladies: Liz Animated Loop :iconmykegreywolf:MykeGreywolf 247 35 Bogged Down by MDigamma1 Bogged Down :iconmdigamma1:MDigamma1 119 16 Ace Attorneighs by MykeGreywolf Ace Attorneighs :iconmykegreywolf:MykeGreywolf 426 72 Motorcycle built from old tractor. by FutureWGworker Motorcycle built from old tractor. :iconfuturewgworker:FutureWGworker 3 0 WIP: Katt Armor Character Sheet by JECBrush WIP: Katt Armor Character Sheet :iconjecbrush:JECBrush 172 21 Don't Give Up Puddin!! by Blood-Splach Don't Give Up Puddin!! :iconblood-splach:Blood-Splach 326 62 my spaceship knows which way to go by liveAmmo my spaceship knows which way to go :iconliveammo:liveAmmo 183 11 one last flight by VyToR one last flight :iconvytor:VyToR 16 2 How to catch an Eevee by Risachantag How to catch an Eevee :iconrisachantag:Risachantag 932 51 Flight by tantaku Flight :icontantaku:tantaku 144 7 Commission: The Corellian Dash by bakki Commission: The Corellian Dash :iconbakki:bakki 1,845 51 The Freddy Bunch by bleedman The Freddy Bunch :iconbleedman:bleedman 3,869 237 Doodlies 01 - Mommy's and Babies by DVixie Doodlies 01 - Mommy's and Babies :icondvixie:DVixie 16,319 267 pilot by AlexandrOpara pilot :iconalexandropara:AlexandrOpara 170 9 Baloo's Conwing L-16 Sea Duck - Disney's Talespin by comradeloganov Baloo's Conwing L-16 Sea Duck - Disney's Talespin :iconcomradeloganov:comradeloganov 77 43 Sticky Note a Day #13-#24 by sinDRAWS Sticky Note a Day #13-#24 :iconsindraws:sinDRAWS 11 8



J. D. McHenry
United States
Current Residence: Illinois. near Peoria, home of Caterpillar, inc.
Favourite genre of music: J-rock/Eurobeat
Favourite photographer: O. Winston Link (Great pics of N&W Steam at night!)
Favourite style of art: The one I use.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2
Wallpaper of choice: My Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V
Skin of choice: I have a choice?
Favourite cartoon character: Sally Acorn, Rainbow Dash
Personal Quote: I'm not damaged goods, I'm just...different - myself.
I should start by saying that I live and have lived in Washington, IL for a long time.

I am OK. My house is intact, my parents place is intact. I can't say the same for the families who lived about 2 miles from me, about a mile and three-quarters from my childhood home and parents' place. I was there overnight - my father acquired a generator from work, and gave us heat and some limited power through the night. Up until 30 minutes ago, my section of town had no power, and very sketchy cell phone service, hence why I've been out of contact. I'm locked down here as well...the police and national guard are limiting travel, and if you get out, you're not getting back in easily - you have to live here or be a press member to get in today.

I would strongly recommend, if you can spare it, just sending a few dollars to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. Specify that you want to donate to Central Illinois Tornado relief.

As for what I experienced...

It was actually fairly sunny, and unseasonably warm that morning. Clouds were moving oddly fast, though, and some severe weather had been predicted. A bit before I logged out of instant messaging, I started hearing thunder, and checked a radar app I have. I noticed there was a tornado warning for my area. The cell involved was ridiculously small, not the usual long lines of storms you think of associated with these kinds of events. Not long after, sirens started going off, and...well, something told me to take cover. I...kind of did, heading to the lower level when the sirens stopped. I...stumbled around for a bit, noting what I thought was nearly constant thunder. Above my head, I was literally on the edge of the storm cloud, a...bizarre bluish-black cloud to my northeast, clear skies to the southwest, and this...rumbling of thunder. I'd only realize hours after that what I had actually heard was the tornado. The sirens came back on for the second and last time, and at 11:45, I lost all power, and the sirens shut off.

There was that eerie quiet. I went outside to ask a neighbor what happened, and that's when I started to get an inkling of what we were dealing with. He said that the town to the east was a mess, and there was massive destruction - one of my neighbors in my building is a police officer. I immediately (once cell phone service was...enabled...) called my parents and headed to their place, spending the night with my family and two of my brother's friends, one of whose grandparents lost their house.

We've only had one death and seventy-five injuries confirmed to be related to this massive storm, which took out an apartment complex, a golf course, and most of a new subdivision. Many people were at church when the storm struck, and therefore weren't at home, making for a much lower death and injury toll than there may have been.

The scene is...bizarre. It's one of those things you hope will never happen so close to you. I have only seen pictures and they send chills down my spine. Preliminary ratings peg the tornado at EF4, and current analisys peg it at only 10 mi/h off of an EF5, the highest possible rating. This was a monster, and I am so glad more people weren't hurt.



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Shohndon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Blackbear972 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for watching, it's greatly appreciated! by Blackbear972  
SacrificAbominat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch.
dragonnetstorm Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
DaigaijinTOASTERCAT Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for watching, Jim Prower! Enjoy FFC!
thunderblitz1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
Thanks for the watch!
Jim-Prower Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
no prob.
TaionaFan369 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Have your cake and eat it too
Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Happy Birthday to you, Jim-Prower. ^^
Noah-x3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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