The storm.

An Xtreme thunder- and windstorm blew through here one evening last week. I was home alone and went to stand in the three-season porch to watch it. (I love storms.) But the wind became so strong I stepped back into the house and closed the door. A window pane blew out in that porch once, and if it happened again I didn't want to be in the same room with the flying glass. The wind seemed to be about 50 mph — it looked like the water was being blown off the surface of the lake.

After a few minutes he storm passed, and we had no significant damage, just a lot of leaves and small branches down (except for that one tree that fell and blocked the neighbor's driveway).

But the next little town south of us did not fare so well.

I drove through a couple days later. Scenes like this were typical.

Mess 1

Tree house


Roof patch

The county government center lost a storage building. (Look closely at the trees in the background, too).
Cty bldg

Utility and tree-trimmer trucks were everywhere.
Truck 1 

Truck 2 

Some guys were working.
Truck 3 

Others were taking their lunch break near the village beach.
Truck 4 

No one was exempt from damage.
Tree lake 

The trees were sad.
Tree topless 

Tree sad

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0 Responses to The storm.

  1. Bullwinkle says:

    Excellent reporting. Those involved don’t always have the time or thought-process to properly document damage. (I know I didn’t after our last storm. I was too busy taking care of emergencies and trying not to overheat.)

  2. Chris says:

    Wow is right!

  3. marianne says:

    Holy moly. Sad trees indeed.

  4. CindyG says:

    Whoa, heavy duty. Those straight line winds can be really freaky.

  5. tammy says:

    Poor trees!

  6. Vicki says:

    I saw similar photos from the Iron/Ashland County area — pretty sad to see an old pine tree jutting out of (into?) the roof of an old log cabin after being happy neighbors for so many years.
    Was SO great to see you yesterday. Too short, but what can you do? Hope the conference was worthwhile!!

  7. Kym says:

    Amazing what a little wind can do. Powerful force.

  8. cursingmama says:

    Wind is an economic stimulus package I’d rather not have to deal with.

  9. Helen says:

    I feel much better about our annual loss of shingles some how….

  10. soxanne says:

    I love storms too, but feel sorry for the trees. I especially hate it when the tops are sheared off 😦

  11. elizabeth says:

    That IS sad! That huge tree with the ladder on it, how awful!

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