Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bad Storms....

...they rolled thru here a few days ago, leaving alot of damage.  We were under a tornado warning but I figured we live in the mountains so can't be for us.  WRONG.
It was evening, nice and warm, I was laying on my bed watching T.V., the windows were open and there was a sometimes cool breeze.  The breeze stopped.  Then there was this silence and then a wind.  Weird sounding.  It was like a low vibrating roar and it just picked up in sound but there was NO wind or breeze coming in the window.  It got so loud, I got kinda freaked out and shut the window so I wouldn't hear it.  Louder still, I turned up the T.V.  Then I went downstairs because I was spooked, and my hubby was feeling the same about it.  So he went outside but soon came back in.  By now the wind was extremely loud and strong. The wind took down half the tree in my son's front yard, right across the driveway from us.  It was just hanging on the electric wire to my son's house.  Mr. SweetMeadows went back out and down the driveway against my protests.  By now it is raining bad.  I watched him from the porch just as the wind took down the rest of that hanging tree and pulled the eclectric wire out of the house.  The wire was live and was sparking and "jumping" and needless to say, the Mr. got back in the house quick!
We called 911 and they said they would send the fire dept. right away to secure the live wire. 
So, my son was without power, but we still had ours......key word being "had". 
During this time, my sister and mother were experiencing their own damage.  They too heard the strange, loud wind and their house began to shake.  Then windows broke and branches came thru windows.  The HUGE tree in her yard was blown down onto the house.  Another huge tree was blown down thru the back yard. 
It took out her back porch and did MAJOR roof damage.

The tree in the front yard was blown over and the roots were exposed. 


Yet another tree was stripped of its branches and leaves.  CRAZY.  The house across the street also suffered damage as did the house on the hill behind this one.  Across the river there was damage done at a bar/restaurant.  All of this in a path, or line.



On one side of the house, a tree went thru the window, on the other side of the house, another tree thru another window.  It's creepy....like the trees were trying to get it or something......



The electric company came during the night to secure the live wire at my sons house and in turn disconnected ours.....grrrrrr....so we were days without.
Water too.
I've always felt very safe in my home but now, not so much.....

Soooo, if you've been trying to reach me or have an order pending, etc., please be patient as we try to get our lives straightened out and everything back on track here in the next few days.



18 comments:

Farmhouse prims said...

Wow, that was so scary, I am so sorry that you all had to go through all of that!! I am glad that you weren't hurt, It is really getting scary about these storms. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Lecia

Rosemary said...

Sorry to hear it Maureen! We once had a small twister and four huge oak trees landed on our house :( During IKE, we had a huge oak fall on our shop and practically crush two of our customers cars. Needless to say, we cut down almost every tree around the house and shop to keep that from happening again.

STITCHINPRIM said...

MAUREEN:
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR SCAREY TIME WITH THE TORNADOS. TOO MANY LATELY. MAKES ME SCARED WHEN THEY GOT SO CLOSE.. WE HAD A SMALL ONE COME THROUGH OUR FRONT YARD, JUST WHIPPED UP DEBREE FROM THE YARDS AND VACENT HOUSE NEXT DOOR LOST MOST OF SHINGLES AND THEY LANDED IN MY YARD . A FEW MILES FROM HERE TOOK ROOF OFF A BIG HOUSE SO I KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED..
BLESSING THAT YOU AND FAMILY WERE NOT HURT...
BLESSINGS,
MAURINE HUFFINES

old crow said...

Maureen, just read your post!! So sorry you had all those beautiful trees come down!! I am so happy you were not hurt!! Big hugs to you and your family!! Take care sweetie!!

Big Hugs to you and Yours!!!
Mona

kavettahulse said...

Maureen, that is scary. Sorry you had your beautiful trees torn up. I am glad that you and your family were safe though.I hope you and your family have a safe memorial weekend.

serendipity said...

Ciao Maureen,
just read your post glad you and yours and all your neighbours are safe and well and that you are recovering from your frightening experience.
so sad for what you Americans are going thru with these storms at the moment. Seems the world is a little angry at the mo.
we've had about 26 earthquakes in the last couple of days, some times we shake and sometimes we don't................just hope it's not a build up for a bigger one !!! :(

chin up
hugs
joan in italy

cottageprims said...

Maureen~ So glad you and your family are safe.We had bad storms and the electric went out for awhile they sounded the warning sirens but no tornadoes touched down in our part of PA.Saying a little prayer for you while you clean up and fix things.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

so sorry to hear about this...hope it won't happen again...stay safe!
Blessings,
patti

Jill D said...

So sorry you have had such a tough time with the storm. Such a shame about the trees and the damage to property but at least no-one got hurt.I'm glad you and your family are OK and can get back to normal soon. Will be thinking of you.
Jill x
England

Kathie said...

Oh my Maureen ... thank god that you and ALL your family are safe. It is a scary feelng though ... that happened to my family back in 2007 ... it was raining so hard then the lightening struck out of nowhere sending this massive 300ft tree crashing onto the side of my house where my children and I sleep. We were out of our house for 20 days ... very scary. Many prayers sent your way!

Kathie

Enchanted Moments said...

Of course no hurry with order Maureen, goodness I hope you get all the damage sorted out as soon as you can...we have had our share of freaky weather here in Australia this year, and it so awful to hear of others going through it all now in other countries....Suzanne

Judy/My Country Heart Crafts said...

Maureen...We experienced the same storm. It was the scariest storm I've ever seen in my life. There are trees down all over here. It's a miracle no one got injured around here. I cannot believe the pictures you posted. Oh my goodness!!!! Our next door neighbors both lost trees. The town next to us is still without power. The force of nature is indescribable at times. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!! Judy

Vanilla Mama said...

So glad all are okay! Prayers are with you!

Kays Kids said...

What a scary time you have all had. I do hope things are settling down and some of the damage is getting fixed.
My love and prayers are sent to you all.
Hugs
Kay

Susie said...

How scary for you, Maureen! I am so glad you and your family are safe. Golly... how frightening it must have been!

honeycreekprims said...

I can tell you that here in Missouri, most everyone is taking storm warnings more seriously after what's happened in Joplin. You never think it's really going to hit where you are--not true. Some years ago I learned that insurance covers the trees that fall onto your house, fence, garage, car, etc., but those that are uprooted and don't hit anything aren't covered so you pay to get them removed. Ouch! Glad no one was hurt.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Very scary! I am so glad you guys were not injured.

163 View Street, 3550 said...

That would have freaked me out far more than my flood in February this year. Hope you get back on track soon and am so so pleased everyone is safe.
Lynn