Saturday, August 03, 2013
Its been a few days since I blogged. Here's why. I came home from work on Thursday afternoon. I live on a sparsely populated dead end road out in the country. However, neighbors from my street and the neighboring street were standing in my front yard staring at my house. My house had a wooded backyard surrounded by a fence to contain the dog. It also had a carport. A tornado touched down in my back yard. Six ancient oaks (10 feet or more in diameter) were ripped out of the ground. All of the pines in the yard were ripped out of the ground. One of the outbuildings had been wrenched from its foundation and moved 5 feet across the yard. The fence was gone on all sides. An ancient and huge oak lay on the rubble that used to be the carport. A tree lay across the roof of my daughters bedroom.
Damage to the house was minimal, and neither car was in the carport. The animals, both inside pets, were fine. Made it onto the evening news.