Also, the three 180-foot rotating blades weigh together 10 tons. Under normal conditions they can fly the length of a football field and cut a house or a truck in two. A tornado could cause many turbines to launch their 10 tons of blades even further with disastrous results.
LifeLine helicopters cannot land in areas of turbines. Any serious injury to either residents or those traveling near the turbines won’t have access to quick medical help.
Under normal conditions, TV, radio, Internet and cellphones are disrupted to those living in the midst of turbines, but under storm conditions, this disruption can mean our lives. There are more than 800 homes located in the area designated for turbines in eastern Howard County. Is this what we want for our county, especially when they don’t generate much income for the county?
We are not opposed to wind power. We feel industrial wind turbines don’t belong in populated areas. The above are just two reasons.