Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gone With The Wind

On Thursday we had a huge windstorm.  In our little town the wind was clocked at 93 mph.  Just a few miles from us, it was clocked at 102 mph.  The devastation was terrible!

There is a cemetery right down the street from us.  It was so upsetting to see!


We took this picture this morning.  There are at least ten trees that look just like this, all in a row.




This tree has been cleaned up.  It was HUGE and just barely missed hitting the apartment building right there.  The trunk is (was) right near that stop sign!  I'm guessing that it was 60-75 feet tall.  I'm sure those people living right there are very thankful that it fell in the direction that it did!



As we were driving around today, the devastation was amazing.  There are thousands of trees that fell.  So many of them were enormous!  There are entire streets right near us that cannot even be driven on due to the trees and debris spread everywhere.


The bad news is that another storm is forecast for tonight with winds up to 75mph and snow.  Even though Sunday is always a very, very quiet day around our town, it was bustling today with so many people rushing to get the streets cleaned up before the next storm hits tonight.   (We just received a call from the city telling us that the National Guard will be working through the night to clear as much debris as possible.)  Now our fingers are crossed that tonight's storm won't pack the same sort of punch.

Thanks for your visit.
Pam




17 comments:

  1. A lot of places got hit hard with that crazy storm. So sorry to hear of the destruction done to your town. praying y'all make it through this next one safely and with much less of a horrible outcome.

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  2. What devastation. It is a shame to see all those mature trees pushed over. Winds at that speed around here are called tornadoes. Prayers for your safety as the next storm hits.

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  3. Hi Pam,

    I'm sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you. I hope this next storm will be mild.

    Hugs,
    Dee

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  4. Pam,
    I am so sorry to hear about your town's devastation from the storm. I hope tonight's storm will not be as bad and that you do not lose electricity due to the winds. Prayers will go up for your safety.

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  5. WOW, that is crazy! I heard about it on the news and wondered about you!

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  6. What a shame to see those beautiful mature trees knocked over. I hope no one was hurt in the storm. Stay safe.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  7. Pam I am so sorry to see all the devastation your town went through! Praying the next storm won't be to bad! Stay safe, Martina

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  8. Oh my gosh, what damage. I'm glad you are safe. hugs ~lynne~

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  9. OMG, those poor trees. I hate to see beautiful mature trees like that destroyed. I pray that you stay safe.

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  10. Wow, your photos are unbelievable, Pam! That tree was huge! There was a big windstorm in Pasadena, Ca where my daughter lives. She was only there for the first day of it because she came for another visit. I read that there were about 450 trees down in Pasadena alone. I didn't know there was a windstorm where you were, as well. Hope the next storm isn't as bad.

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  11. Oh my Pam! So sad to see all those beautiful trees uprooted and hope noone was hurt!!!

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  12. Interesting what nature can do, the important thing is, that you and all our friends in the area are all safe!
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  13. How horrible...so glad no one lost their home. I hate seeing those beautiful old trees gone! Stay safe! Where was this?

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  14. So sorry to read about such devastation.

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  15. Wow Pam, what a scary thing that windstorm was. We had the hurricane this past summer and the flooding that followed but to see huge pines like that down is terrible. We've been cutting back trees near the house. Must-do as the weather has become so unpredictable.

    Hope your house escaped as cleanly as we did. Good to see you and catch up. Jane

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  16. Hi darling, just popping in to see if things are ok your way... hugs ~lynne~

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  17. I'm so sorry you were hit with such a huge storm. Hope things are better for you and your neighbors!

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