Jul 16 2013
Last Wednesday, I decided to take lunch to my daughter at her work place. Before going there though, I decided to go ahead and do my banking in town. Banking finished, I headed out to the south western portion of the county and shared lunch with my daughter. As we began to eat, the sky grew dark. Winds picked up and it began to rain. We watched from indoors as trees bent in half, struggling to stand up against the strong wind. After listening to the weather reports, we headed home. Thank goodness we did.
We had a strong storm containing straight line winds. Our neighbor lost a tree and we were lucky to only have limbs thrown about the yard. Town was not so lucky. The bank, where I had been a few hours before, was closed due to damage. Several businesses lost their signage and our favorite hot dog stand was demolished. It was determined that a tornado had set down in our county. Hundred year old trees were laying on their sides with their roots exposed. A mail truck did a complete roll over when the winds picked up the truck. What was amazing is that no one was seriously injured. For that I am thankful.
Chainsaws buzz everywhere as the cleanup has begun.
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