Friday, June 24, 2011

A Twister

Just a quick note to let y'all know that we're okay. We've had massive storms come through the past week. Tuesday we had a microburst that was CRAZY. The weather went from fine to armageddon in a matter of minutes. 70 mph winds that ripped trees up by the roots. I've never seen anything like it - it looks like a tornado hit.

And, actually, one did - but it waited until Thursday night. Our weather radio woke us up with a tornado warning last night. The tornado actually touched down about 1/2 mile from our house. Again, the destruction is pretty impressive. I have never before seen a giant billboard twisted in half.

Like I said - we're fine. Our trees are all okay and no one else's tree fell on our house. Our MIA neighbors fence fell into our yard and a tree limb that hangs over our backyard is broken and will eventually come crashing down, but we are very, VERY lucky. We lost power last night and it has been flickering on and off since Tuesday. There are still about 30,000 people without power from TUESDAY'S storm, though, so a few hours is nothing.

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