First of all, we are all OK! Our house did not sustain any damage in the storm of Friday June 29, 2012, that occurred about 10:15PM.
We are so very thankful that everyone we know is safe and sound....maybe hot, since power has been out for some and isn't back on yet.
Our trees and neighbors trees sustained the damage. Which, we're sorry for the trees, but well.....they can grow back.
The storm is called a Derecho and according to Wiki it is:A derecho (Spanish: derecho "straight", pronounced [de̞ˈɾe̞tʃo̞]), is a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms in the form of a squall lineusually taking the form of a bow echo.
The winds were something else. Dulles Airport, which is about 5 miles from our home, clocked wind gusts at 74MPH!
|Mario and I had fun sniffing all the new smells. Just lots of debris everywhere.|
|Another view of our yard.|
|That's me sniffing around about 6AM the morning after.|
|That's Mario with the glowing eyes and Mack, waiting to go inside, behind him. That's my back in the right lower corner. Our yard was just full of debris.|
|Down the street, trees fell on the left rear of the house, and crashed into the bedrooms where they were sleeping. Everyone was OK. Luckily, they have good insurance and the owner is a contractor.|
|They had to completely cover their roof by a blue tarp, they were getting ready to put it on in this picture.|