July 1st 2012 11:17 am
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We had the most nastiest t-storm around 11:30 p.m. Friday night. It started with a few rumbles of thunder and a few flashes of lightning. And then the sky broke loose with torrents of rain and a nasty howling wind that banged at the side of our house. I head a thump and a creaking noise and ran downstairs. My brothers did the same. Mommy then came downstairs and laid on the living room couch waiting for the storm to stop. The rain and wind part didn't last too long but it was powerful enough to do a lot of damage in our area which we found out the next day. It was like a mini hurricane.
When Mommy opened the front door on Saturday morning, there was a giant limb or two from the red bud tree blocking the doorway and porch. Luckily, it didn't come through the door. These pics are on FB for all to see.
Mommy called her neighbor and he and his friend came over with a chainsaw and bow saw to remove these red bud limbs. They did so and also removed another limb which was partially snapped off on the other side of the tree which was more toward the neighbor's yard. Mommy took several videos of them working hard with her Iphone.
When the job was done, they dragged the limbs across the street for the storm debris removal crew.
Lastly, Mommy went to the store. On her way there, she discovered there were many other trees and power lines down. Several college dorms had been hit by trees on College Avenue. They had that street caution taped off. There were many others she saw and had a hard time getting to the store as many traffic lights were also out.
When she finally made it home, there was a recorded message on our home phone from Pepco saying those who lost power may be without same for about a week. Yikes! Are we ever thankful we live on the block that didn't lose power! Sure, we lost a lot of the beautiful red bud tree but that's okay as it didn't crash through our door to cause damage. Ours tree damage was nothing compared to others in our town and the next ones to it.
Anyway, I'll be on my way. I hope everycat didn't have to deal with this nasty storm.
Purrs & Breeps,
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glad you are ok, my friend. we missed the storm by less than 2 miles here in Taneytown, Carroll Co. Just outside of town, looks like a bomb went off. hear westminster is bad, Mount Airy worse.
So glad to hear the storm mostly spared your house, Merlin.
Mom called our friends in Chevy Chase, Md., today to be sure they were all right. They are fine, though without power (until July 6, the power company says!!!). Their neighbor's oak tree split and fell on their house and porch. The brick porch was destroyed, but the roof to the house looks to be OK.
Bad business. I hear thunder rumbling now on Sunday afternoon in Northern New Jersey. Would like a little cooling rain, but we're hoping we don't get the winds!