Apr 17, 2011
A wild evening!
I know we made national news last night with our storms and tornados, but we're okay here! It got a little hairy for awhile and the kids retreated with their handheld video games into the bathroom for about 30 minutes, but we escaped with just wind and rain, little damage compared to other parts of our area. The wind upended and tore through the patio umbrella and scattered objects around and that was about it.
In other parts the outcome wasn't so great. We had several tornadoes and there were several fatalities. Below is the line of storms that came through.
About 8:00 p.m.was the worst of it, we kept power throughout, suprisingly. Winds in the area were topping 74 mph, with reports of over an inch of rain per hour falling.
One of the tornadoes leveled a path of homes a bit north of us
Below, here is a shot of a tornado's aftermath in one of the neighboring communities. This is a school, and those are all school buses that had been upended and dropped.
Had I known about the impending storm I wouldn't have planted those tomatoes the other day, but it wasn't in the forecast until yesterday morning, so I was pretty worried about them in the high winds and downpour. I went out to check last night after the worst of it passed, but not a very good quality video:
Considering the damage around us, I'd say we were very lucky. I hope any of you readers in N.C. fared as well as we did, and Lorie at 'Gotta Dig it' is okay, she is just north of us and I believe right in the line of things as well. My thoughts are with any of you who suffered losses or property damage from the storms.