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.
This building lost some siding.
A tree branch smashed the rear window of this car.
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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