I've been MIA this past week, but it wasn't a vacation. I wish it would have been.
Late in the day last Friday, June 29th, Ohio, especially NW Ohio, took a big hit from a major storm. I was prepared for some of it since I was watching the local weather on television. But not to this extent. A lot of people weren't prepared at all. It hit with such force that a nice sunny day was suddenly, and I mean suddenly, hit with 85 mph winds and rain and hail. Golf ball size hail was reported just south of Findlay. But it wasn't the hail or the rain that did us in. It was the winds.
I was transfixed. Being a storm lover, I couldn't seen to pull myself away from the window. Now I'm not completely stupid, I knew that was dangerous. But the window I trusted was a thick, permanent, never-meant-to-be-opened window...one of those decorative things. My daughter was on the phone with me and trying to get me to go to the basement but I just had to watch.
The wind was so strong that the rain was blowing sideways down my street and with such force I couldn't see any houses across the street. It was a thick wall of rain separating us.
First the TV went out...then the power. I watched a neighbor's tree, a small decorative one, topple over and the top half of another one blow away.
|Not much else to do for these men :)|
|How does a tree this size |
get completely uprooted?
|God bless these guys!|