Friday, May 15, 2009
Sometimes strange things happen. This is what happened at our house last Friday . . . right here in Southern Illinois!
Even the weather guys called it an "inland hurricane". Having been through at least five coastal hurricanes, I have to agree!
We had hail, rain, wind (106 mph!), flooding, trees down, power lines down, houses crushed, property blown away, lost power, injuries, and one death in our area.
While I was hiding in the closet with the vacuum cleaner, the pictures tell the story of what was going on outside.
Check out this site for some technical information about how the Midwest ended up in "hurricane alley".
Rearrangement of deck furniture and a carpet of leaves and twigs.
More green leaves and branches carpet the driveway.
Last May we had a wedding under this tree!
One tree that will no longer shade the upstairs deck . . . or fall on the roof.
For all the trees we lost, there are still plenty to enjoy from this otherwise peaceful setting overlooking the lake
Power has been restored at our house. Clean-up continues and will last us through the summer.
Posted by Cora at 1:14 PM