Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Freaky weather

A huge line of storms went through last night. A tornado was spotted 5 miles west of us, so we took shelter in the yucky basement. The muggy, wet basement held 2 panting and freaked out dogs, 2 cats, me, corey, and a half asleep baby who we'd snatched out of the crib while sleeping. The wind was howling. I ran upstairs once to look out the window and see what was up. The rain and wind seemed to be swirling and all at once a huge blast of wind came and laid all the trees in the distance over. I screamed and ran back downstairs, cats were right behind me.

In the end, all was well except for many hours without power. The storm snapped a healthy tree in half just about 150 feet from our house, so I think we were pretty lucky. There were trees down in the park, so as soon as we got out of the basement Corey had to head over there to cut them out of the roadways.

Got to love spring/summer in Indiana!


Lisa T. said...

OH MY Gosh brook! Freaky is right!
Really exciting. I'm glad you are all alright. We love ya!

Brook said...

Lets home for clear skys for our picnic tonight. Can't wait to see Henry and his new haircut!

Susannah said...

Thanks for the post. I was so worried about you all night. The news made one tiny mention of a possible tornado in Spencer and I could not find any other info. Glad everyone is fine.

Nanny said...

Glad to hear you are all okay. What a scary experience. Makes me think of Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ. So you go from tornado to picnic in the park? That is totally freaky.
Me and Tiger are up in Juneau Alaska for the week. Weather goes from light showers to clear. All the flowers are in bloom and the vegetation is lush. Just beautiful!

Virginia said...

Wow, so glad to hear you're ok! How scary. It's just stinking hot here right now. Stay safe! xx