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Hurricane Sadie

Hurricane Sadie, as depicted on Brain's weather globe.

Hurricane Sadie was a hurricane that impacted the Elwood City area and had wind speeds of at least 110 km/h. According to Brain, the storm was the size of France.

Lamotts' house

The central portion of Elwood City was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Sadie, but many of the remote regions suffered serious damage, and there were isolated instances of major damage within the city proper. The Katzenellenbogan River flooded, so the Army Corps of Engineers was called in to help clean up the damage. Despite having been boarded up, the Ice Cream Shop suffered major damage due to a fallen tree and was closed for an extended period while it was repaired. The Crosswire Estate suffered a major power outage and was heavily flooded, forcing its residents into a temporary shelter. The home of Kaylie Lamott and her mother was almost completely destroyed. A number of family pets were also displaced by the storm.

Behind the scenes

  • Brain's anemometer measured wind speeds of 110 km/h which are only tropical storm force. However, since the storm is referred to as a hurricane throughout "Shelter from the Storm", it can be inferred that Sadie either intensified throughout the progression of the episode, or weakened by the time it hit Brain's house.
  • According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, Sadie may have been a major Category 4 hurricane, based on the severe structural damage at Kaylie Lamott's house. The tree in front is snapped off and the fencing is twisted. Much of the roofing is gone, as are some walls. Elsewhere, damage appeared to be Category 1, such as a large tree toppled onto the Ice Cream Shop and large branches broken around Arthur's House.
  • Hurricane Sadie is probably a reference to Hurricane Sandy, which impacted the United States in 2012.