Monday, August 29, 2011
GOOD FREAKIN' NITE IRENE...AGAIN!
I posted this originally last night, but took it down because it became apparent that Irene was not quite through with us and I didn't want to have to amend the post with what could be more extensive damage before and after shots. Am I superstitious? Let's just say, I'm a little 'stitious.
After the rain and darkness passed, the wind persisted until much later in the evening. Clearly, my before and after shots pale in comparison to the endless photos of devastation in the media. We were very, very fortunate, however, sadly a lot of people weren't.
My shots are really to illustrate how little damage was done by the storm! We had power throughout and lost only large branches that only knocked a few slats out of our fence. The wind was vicious and loud and seemed like it would never end. The tornado watches were very unnerving, but not keeping vigilant and current with what was happening would have been a mistake. Still the dire warnings and incoming video and reports were very frightening.
We are so grateful and thank you all so much for your good wishes.