Friday, August 24, 2007

It's raining trees!

Yesterday was pretty freaking crazy around here. Around 3:30 the sky turned black, the windows started rattling and it started raining. Sideways. The wind was so heavy that we saw tree branches that had been ripped from the trees flying UP! The news said that we had 80 mph winds.

Now, I know that doesn't sound like much to those of you who like in hurricane country, but we're just a bunch of simple midwestern city folk here. We were scared!

I was too much of a chicken to go outside and take photos myself, but I was able to get my hands on a few.

Here it is coming through:

Then there was the aftermath....

This was about three blocks from Lorna' Laces:

And this one was too:

This is close to home:

And the clean up:

The power went out just after the storm hit. As soon as the rain slowed down a bit, we skedaddled home.


Gail said...

Yikes! I work downtown, but I'm not near any windows, so I had no idea how bad the storm was. I live in the western burbs, and I swear it stormed from 6pm until after midnight.

I'm glad it was just cars that were hurt, and not people!

Marnie said...

Wow, I don't care where you are from, that's plain scary!

Amazing photos.