Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tornado




At approximately 9:22pm this past Saturday night, a tornado travelling at 130mph came ripping down my street. It knocked out the power, and immediately I ran to pick up Grace. We watched five or six transformers blow, each lighting the sky with this ridiculous shade of bright blue. We watched a couple of trees fall over and debris fly everywhere. This picture is of the sidewalk in front of my house. It's frightening to see such disorder in what was once a very calming patch of sidewalk. Fortunately, Grace and I are both safe, as well as all of my neighbours. A couple blocks over, an apartment complex had it's roof completely ripped off and there were cars on their side and stacked on top of eachother. Truly a frightening experience. Walking around the next morning felt very dreamlike. There are more pictures on my Flickr page if anyone cares to take a peek.

2 comments:

Melville said...

we are looking at houses in Plymouth. I put some pictures on my blog. What's new w/ you? You have power now, right? Hence, the post... the ground looks like some giant peeled it back. Your house have a basement?

Jamus said...

Yeah, I have a basement. Luckily, no real big damage. Did you find a house yet? Where in Plymouth were you looking?