Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday Surprise...

We had huge storm here yesterday. It was one of those storms which built up and then just hit with a huge bang. We have a reserve across the road - this tree is one example of what has happened in there ( the reserve is closed today because there are just so many trees like this) This is just across the road....

And our neighbour's fence ended up like this....

And this is three doors down...

We were without electricity for ages. Luckily we have it back now but there are still areas where it hasn't been restored. The school I worked at today had no power which made things interesting. And the school where my neighbour works ( the one whose fence is pictured above) was closed. Further down the street we had a tree fallen right over the road. Today in daylight the full extent of the damage to the city has become more obvious - there is a lot of clean up work to do. I heard that the army has been called in to help as well.
I am sorry the photos aren't all that clear - they were taken in the weird light after the storm.


Seems I wasn't the only one - Toni here has just posted some more photos of her area.

4 comments:

Teresa said...

Wow, I am glad you are ok. Did your house suffer any damage? Mother Nature can sure throw us for loop sometimes and just let us know who is really in charge.

Shasta said...

I am glad you are okay. We had schools closed for a while when the power was out during our storm earlier this year.

em's scrapbag said...

WOW! Hope clean up goes quickly. Glad to hear you are okay.

Lynn E said...

Hope the clean up went smoothly. I don't think I would have dealt well with a storm like that. I am terrified of storms.