Mon 24 Jul, 2017 03:00 pm
Heavy rain, thunder and fierce lightening woke us up around 1:20 AM today. While we were fretting over the sump pump and making sure water was directed away from the house, the storm passed over the Chesaepeke Bay, picked up momentum and dropped a tornado right past the Bay Bridge. It tore a path thru Stevensville (where our son and his family live), uprooted most of the trees in his back yard but mercifully did not touch the house. Others were not so lucky, local news has been airing video from the area and it's bad, but thankfully not worse than bad. A few people were injured, one family was in their house when the tornado lifted the house off the foundation. The roof wasn't torn off and no one was injured....the tornados are so capricious.
A house across the street from my son was obliterated, Im thankful no one was hurt or killed.
My son sent me pictures from his phone and I got about 6 more shots from local broadcasts.....I'll try to post them....I still haven't figured out how to do that. If I can't swing that I'll send via email.
Region Philbus worked up a how to post photos guide, but now I forget how to find that (probably easy). I used to be pretty good at it but I've lost a lot of know how since I don't have photobucket anymore and have gotten lazier than I already was. I'll be interested though.
Aha, I found a pretty good thread on how to post a photo -
Thanks OB, the power is off where young g'bag and family live, might be out for 4 days, so they are bunking with us. Hopefully when everyone is settled I'll check out the link.
Post when you can, eh? Well, also rest. Maybe that first.
Oh dear, glad you're all OK.
Thanks Izzy, the power is back on in his neighborhood, my son lost 15 trees in his back yard....It's a mess, the whole yard is stuffed with uprooted trees, a few that were cut in half....just awful. Now that power has been restored, the tree guys are showing up offering to clear up the fallen and damaged trees. It's very expensive, one quoted between 3 and 4 thousand $ to clear it out. Today, I found myself stressing how the tornado missed their house. Young g'bag, his wife and my granddaughter and grand dog woke up to a house that was shaking...looking at the photos today, I'm so thankful the tornado missed them.
Are tornados that common where you are or is this a real freak weather event?
It's a real big deal when one tree gets blown down here, I couldn't imagine fifteen all going down at once.