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On storm cleanup this morning, but thankful

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thebighurt posted 7/9/2014 10:37 AM

A severe thunderstorm went through the area and did lots of damage; trees down all over, power lines down, lots of people without power for hours and some still. And, sadly, it was much more severe in other areas, where tornados caused fatalities.

Luckily, not much right here, just outdoor furniture blown around and branches, etc., down; no trees, thankfully.

Still, it took a while this morning to pick up, but at least I don't need to call anyone to bring in equipment for it and my house and I are still here. The only call I need to make is to the chiro. Ouch! By now I should be able to drive there anyway. Trees were on the roads between us.

lynnm1947 posted 7/9/2014 10:51 AM

I'm happy you are all alright! That's the main thing.

Charity411 posted 7/9/2014 12:18 PM

Glad to hear you're ok. We had a bad storm last week. Hundreds of trees down and power lines everywhere. But no one got hurt thank God. We're still cleaning up here. So I know how you feel.

thebighurt posted 7/9/2014 12:44 PM

Thank you, Lynnm1947 and Charity411, but I'm okay. My whole neighborhood escaped with little damage comparatively.

It was nothing here compared to what you had, Charity411, and what was in other parts of my county and adjacent counties. The governor has been touring those areas. There are still tens of thousands without power. The scenes on the news and in the paper are frightening.

And, everything here is little by comparison to what was going on and continues throughout the Midwest with the storms, tornados and flooding. (((Everyone affected by weather)))

jo2love posted 7/9/2014 15:15 PM

I'm glad your home is ok. I hope the chiro helps you feel better.

thebighurt posted 7/9/2014 17:25 PM

Much better, thanks, Jo2love. The area is cleaning up. There are the sounds of chain saws and generators all around the city.

No big deal in the grand scheme of things, just something quite unusual for this area. More likely to be winter storms that do damage around here. I don't know how people who get severe ones, with more frequency or even once, or get flooding or both, do it. I've helped out after floods, so I know how devastating they can be. They have my utmost respect and admiration, and sincere sympathy for dealing with it.

This was a minor blip and the first time I've taken care of a problem like this by myself. Just a little self pity today.

nowiknow23 posted 7/9/2014 17:28 PM


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