People are checking in, so I’m posting that I’m fine. My family is fine. Tornadoes did damage in my area, but I’m pretty sure we didn’t get much. We don’t have power, but my husband hooked up a generator, so we have power in a few places in the house. My youngest and I spent a lot of time huddled in a closet and the tornadoes passed pretty close–close enough to hear them. Yes, it was scary–always is. He’s been half in my lap since. 🙂
The neighborhoods near me didn’t hold up as well and the Red Cross and a few shelters have set up nearby. I dread seeing what’s happened to my neighbors’ homes tomorrow.
By far, the noisiest part was the hail storm. We had a short lull between storms and I ran out to take a couple of pictures with my cell phone. (Not when the hail was coming down!)
Through a window when it first started. That table was covered in seconds.
Hail in part of the flower beds. The side yard had started flooding.
Forgive the camera phone pics–I’m not that good with it yet. Here are some of the pieces after they started to melt.
Sky shot after tornadoes. It was very sunny and seventy degrees earlier in the day. I was working in my kitchen and it was like someone had suddenly tossed a shroud over the house.
LOL! This is another part of the flower beds. Obviously, the storm had started back up by this point, so I took this in a hurry, in the rain, before scuttling back inside.
Lone corner that is NEVER without leaves since it’s in the perfect “catch” spot. Such small things to make so much noise. We have two stories and the house is very well insulated, so we can’t hear rain in our family room unless it’s pretty intense. My son and I were in a closet under the stairs and still the noise was unbelievable–it sounded like every window would break.
But we’re perfectly fine. Natural disasters happen and this is nothing like what our Australian friends are facing with those fires.