The surprise wasn’t that we had a bad storm. Rather, it was the fact that it came out of nowhere.
Just after 4:00 I looked out of my window, noticing it had suddenly gotten dark. Expecting to see a cloud covering the sun, I was stunned to see something quite different. The neighborhood across the street seemed to be in turmoil while my area was dark but still.
It came that fast for everyone. We went from calm and clear to what looked like hurricane strength wind in minutes. I couldn’t call my kids fast enough to be sure they were OK.
On the way home I drove by flooded streets, fallen trees, a moderate fire and a totaled car surrounded by police.
Downed power lines and trees across roads brought back memories of Hurricane Isabel. But we had plenty of warning before Isabel hit. Today’s storm was out of nowhere.
Looking at pictures of Joplin, MO on the news tonight makes me thankful for what little damage we had in our tiny little squall. Our whirlwind storm was scary. I cannot begin to imagine what it was like in Joplin. My prayers go to everyone who has suffered due to these deadly storms across America.
Now, what does a blogger do after a big local storm? She takes pictures!
Captions… I know you have a million of them. Got any better ones for this picture? It is just ASKING for a good caption!