We had to be at the library at 3:00 PM. on Thursday –
We had stopped at Marcus & Tammy’s to pick up library books
We had the twins and Bode –
and then it started – lightening and thunder.
We drove the short distance –
I was going to let them all out in front of the library !
I pulled right into a space right in front of the entrance –
Then literally –
ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE !
The rains came so hard – going sideways with the wind.
It was like a fire hose had been trained on us !
The wind picked up – we tuned to 103 TOP news radio – DC.
Gusts of 60 MPH – torrential rain – take cover –
Then the lightening picked up –
Sherry checked her google weather app –
Instead of showing rain –
it was SOLID YELLOW LIGHTENING strikes.
The kids got scared –
the twins went to the floor in the back seat –
Bode came up front to Sherry’s lap –
We could not see out of the car for more than 10 feet!
We calmed the kids down – telling them we had rubber tires beneath us.
There was no chance of getting out and running into the library –
The lightening and thunder was continuous.
Cassidy got real quiet she was so scared.
Taylor clutched her build a bear – talking to Cassidy –
telling her not to touch metal –
we would be okay because we had tires !
We were parked right in front – the over hang was just across the sidewalk
What was really scary was lightening would hit –
A very loud crack and then the wind –
Bending those trees you see almost over touching the sidewalk.
Legacy park was right across the street –
about a football field away –
This is a 15 acre park –
They closed it right after the storm quit
TREES WERE DOWN !
Branches were everywhere – it was a mess and so close to us in the car
When it was over after almost 40 minutes –
we went inside.
It continued a soft rain –
We got home and I discovered shingles from our roof in the yard
The flag – flag pole and the bracket had been ripped right off the porch.
Small branches were everywhere
The top 12 feet of our neighbors tree came off-
and lacked the width of a finger
from going through his living room window.
On our walk this morning –
this pond came up 3 to 4 feet
and the feeder streams ares still rushing water into it.
Less than 300 yards from where we sat in the car.
Some of these trees – the roots were bigger than garage doors !
We have not had much rain in the last two months –
and I think that weakened the root systems where the soil
was extremely dried out !
So much for all those in Government who say
” THERE IS NO CLIMATE CHANGE ” !
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