Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Big(gest) Storm

I finally have the pictures off of my camera to share the events from the big storm Monday 7/11/11.

We were here for a week before there were any storms. Then, on this day, we saw swirls of rain in our courtyard. It went from clear to torrential downpour in 30 seconds!

According to our neighbors, this was one of the worst storms in a long time. We lost power, which wasn't surprising given the number of downed trees! On our street, we saw at least three damaged cars, many more when we walked around the block.

This car was lucky, but the house may not have been. We didn't get close enough to the house to see the damage.

I'm not sure what happened to this car, because we didn't see any trees around it... maybe it had been moved away from the tree that hit it already?

Fortunately for us, this storm happened just before we went to buy a car. We saw at least three cars smashed on our way to the dealership.

This huge tree was blocking the road... but if you look closely you can see that the branches are hiding a car...

This tree was really uprooted!

The car itself didn't look too bad... I didn't see any broken windows anyway.

Since that first storm, we have had many thunderstorms, but so far none have compared to this one!

Did you take any pictures at our wedding? Please send them to us!

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