Friday, June 12, 2009

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

With the storms this week, I couldn't help but think of last March when a big storm hit our neighborhood. We are pretty convinced that it was a tornado, although I don't know if it was ever confirmed. Our neighborhood did get some publicity though...CNN came out! Anyway, Our house was very fortunate because all the damage we got was a broken window where some one's fence hit it. Others weren't so fortunate. Some of our neighbors lost their entire chimneys...and some lost their entire roofs. Our neighbors across the street had water streaming in through their lights in their ceilings. Here are some pictures of March 08....although I think the pictures don't do it justice.

The sky right after the storm...and our street light that busted.

The remains of the fence that broke our window.

Our only damage...we were VERY lucky.

Some one's trampoline...who knows where it came from

Poor trees. And that tree isn't theirs, it came from about 5 houses down.

These poor people got a lot of damage although you can't see it all. Their air conditioners were ripped out and turned upside down. They lost most of their windows and a panel of some one's fence ended up landing on the master bed. Luckily no one was in it...they were upstairs getting their kids.

The majority of people lost their fences....which in a way was nice, because after the storm everyone got really nice new fences and our neighborhood looked nice.

More damage

Our park lost lots of trees...

Lots of people lost their roofs and garage doors.

I hope everyone made it through the bad weather this week...and there wasn't too much damage. We were in Lewisville when the sirens went off...we went to Canes for shelter and they ended up locking the doors and clearing out their storage room so we could all get in there if we needed too. Their was even a lady in there with her cat....made me laugh because I am sure it was against code...ha. Anyway I heard a tornado touched down just a few miles from us, but luckily no damage to report on our end. Hope everyone has a good weekend and lots of sunny weather!


Shae said...

I just realized you had a blog...and that you were pregnant! Congrats! Email me and I will send you a link to my blog (it is private). So excited for you!

Melissa Darby said...

Wow, I am behind! These pics are crazy-- will show Nathan tonight. Can't believe CNN was out!