Wow, can you believe that storm? Tornado-like is right! I was outside when it hit, stuck on a corner with a vacant lot. It got so terrifyingly bad so suddenly I didn't even have time to open my umbrella, not that it would have helped! The closest building required me to either cross a very busy street against the light or walk into the wind, which was impossible since it almost blew me over. I was pelted with tons of debris, luckily nothing big or heavy. Eventually a good samaritan was able to open his car door and let me wait out the aftermath. I thought I was going to die! I'm very thankful I didn't. Thank you good samaritan, I should have gotten your name but I was too shell shocked to do so.
Tons of tree limbs were knocked down.
An entire tree was uprooted.
This poor guy lost his roof.
These guys lost their roof too. It landed in the vacant lot I was close to.
I was less than 75 feet from my home, but I'm actually glad I didn't make it there. Once the rain stopped I saw this tree limb in front of my building. I'm incredibly happy I wasn't there when the limb fell.
Here's the roof and the vegetable garden. We accounted for everything except the bbq grill.
Some of the pepper plants lost a few branches, but I was able to salvage the fallen peppers. Guess what I'll be eating for the next few days?
Hopefully the peas will recover.
Overall the garden came out ok. A lot of the containers were knocked over and I lost a bunch of tomatoes, but it definitely could have been worse.
Honestly though, I don't care. I could have gone on that roof and discovered complete destruction and I still would have been happy with the outcome. I'm alive!! Woohoo!!!
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