It's been just over six months since that fateful day when Northpointe subdivision was one of the communities effected by the the JANUARY 7th tornado's that caught Kenosha, County by surprise.
As a resident of Northpointe, my home was one of the many affected by the storms. While the siren's raged throughout all of Kenosha County, and there were reports of sightings out in Wheatland, WI, I found myself racing home while on the phone with my then-pregnant wife, who was huddled in a corner of the basement with my sons and our dog.
I'll never forget the feeling in the pit of my stomach as I turned down our street and began to see the damage to our neighborhood. My next door neighbor was screaming in fear as she ran into what was left of her home to see if her husband and two children were safe.
In the end, nobody in our family, or in our neighborhood was injured. We were one of the more fortunate families with the damage being repairable, and all of our losses fully insured. Our next door neighbor's home had to be torn down and is almost rebuilt, and the neighborhood church is still under construction.
Six month's later, most in Northpointe, seem to have returned to business as usual. The sound of tornado sirens has been replaced by the melodic rifts of the ice cream truck. And on any given day, scores of neighborhood children can be seen riding their bicycles or playing basketball in a neighborhood driveway.
Overall Northpointe is a great little subdivision in Kenosha. There is a condo complex at the entrance, and the Northside Library is practically in the subdivision, only 2 blocks away and no major roads to cross. Piggly Wiggly is also within walking distance. There are still currently some lots available as well as a few homes for sale. These homes are some of the best values in the Kenosha real estate market. Just to the west of Northpointe, is the Meadows at Hunters Ridge. These new homes are again, part of a short neighborhood walk, with no major streets to cross.
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Photos from KENOSHA NEWS ONLINE
Ralph D. Nudi