Wednesday, August 6, 2008


On Monday night our area was hit with a string of violent storms, there were three tornadoes recorded, winds of over ninety miles an hour and torrential rain.The thunder was akin to a heavy military bombardment, no gentle rumbling, just incredibly violent cracks that sounded as if they were coming from the next room. Incongruously, the lightening was rather like a strobe light at a disco!Sadly, as a result of all this extreme weather, over two thousand trees have been uprooted in our area, many of them coming down over power lines and leaving people in the dark.Interestingly in our immediate neighbourhood it looks more as though a giant creature has been through twisting and ripping limbs off trees, very few of them were actually uprooted. As you can see, the destruction is still pretty impressive though.The 'locals' seem to have come through relatively unscathed though (above!) And still as cheeky as ever!

Photo Credits - CJT


Rambling Woods said...

We watched those terrible storms on TV..glad you came through them OK..

Celeste said...

rambling woods - yes we did thanks, just rather noisy when we were trying to sleep :)