Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nearly Blown Away


This heirloom Cleome is one of the few survivors of our storms last night.  The jungle garden is fairly flat, as are a few flowers.  However, all buildings are still intact, which is better than most people can say, in our small town area. 

Roofs were torn off, trees uprooted/blown over, and general destruction was the norm.  Though we were without electricity for nine hours, many people are still without services.  

Storms reappeared early this morning and are slated to make yet another appearance this afternoon.  

I'll try to keep my skirt down.....



29 comments:

  1. I am glad you are safe and no buildings damaged...but Oh, I feel so sorry for the people that did have damage.

    We had rain yesterday, for a short while. We were on the tail end of the storm as it moved through...heard a little bit of thunder, seen no lightening. But my brother that lives about 80 miles east of us said they had thunder, lightning and wind. And a town north and bit east of us...75 miles away had ping pong sized hail.

    I know I should be happy with that we have had no thunder, lightning and rain hardly this year, but it just seems so weird...and I keep expecting the next time for it to hit and make up for it. LIke we hardly ever have a storm that we at least don't think about a tornado...just cause the wind is so fierce. So far, most of the time, we could about leave any window open on all sides of the house and not worry about it blowing in.

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  2. I'm glad you are safe! We are to get thunder storms this afternoon but not too violent, I hope!

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  3. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear of so much destruction in your town. So glad you and yours are safe. The skirt comment of course made me giggle. Take care, Suz

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  4. We were pretty lucky last night. No building damage other than flooding :-o. Storms getting ready to hit here again too. Stay safe over there!

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  5. Oh boy ~ That sounds pretty scary ... Stay safe my friend!

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  6. "...keep your skirt down"? You ain't gonna go 'seven year itch' on us are you? Stay safe 'Dorothy!.

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  7. I've seen the storms on TV, glad you came through without too much damage.
    Merle................

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  8. Glad you are safe! These summer storms are bad! We have had some scary ones near us!

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  9. Not a fan of this heavy rain, wind and thunder and lightning. Glad you are safe....we are getting it right now.

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  10. All of that mess came at us as a big wall of dark clouds but luckily the bad stuff went to the south of us so we just got a fairly normal thunder storm as things turned out but lots of people out of power over the mountain. Supposed to come through this evening but so far we have blue sky. Canning green beans today.
    I had a mental picture of Dorothy trying to keep her skirt down while she tried to get in the storm cellar.

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  11. We have been keeping the bathtub filled up, just in case! Crazy weather.

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  12. Scary stuff, and no power in this kind of heat can be really difficult. I hope you are spared from further bad weather, I read your about me, but it does not say where you live!!

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  13. Glad you are okay out there and hope the next slate of storms is not so bad.

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  14. oh, dear. sorry folks are dealing with damage!

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  15. The summer storms have been intense lately. We experienced recently a pretty powerful thunderstorm that wrecked havoc. So glad you and your family are good. Prayers to your neighbors.

    Velva

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  16. I'm so glad you got through the big storm pretty well. Mother Nature is pretty awesome.

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  17. I hope you stay safe. I read of one of our local firefighters (rural Australia) heading over to help contain Canadian wildfires. I guess it's that time of year for you guys.

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  18. Happy you folks are alright!

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  19. Yikes, glad you are ok, stay safe!

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  20. Stay safe Michelle, such unsettled weather we have had in 2015.

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  21. Glad to hear you are safe and sound.

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  22. Sorry to hear there has been so much damage in your area. Glad your damage was not as bad as many others in your area, though. Stay safe!

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  23. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry... and the heatwave is ongoing here with a drought looming....

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  24. I am glad you and your property are ok. We had high winds here too and no power. All we could hear were chain saws. No major damage for us either. Cleome is one of my very favorite annuals..they have always reminded me of fireworks. I don't have any this year...next year I will try them from seed.

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  25. Yikes! Not good but lucky your all safe......:)

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  26. Oh, I'm sorry to hear y'all got hit so hard. Been a crazy time, huh? Hope you can dry out some. Back to school prep already?????????????

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  27. I am glad that damages are minimal...

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