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Monday, July 11, 2011

What a storm!

We had a huge storm today! When I went to work at 7 am, there were just a few clouds in the sky and it was light out. But at 8:30 am it looked like this:
It got wild; there was some hail, the rain came down in sheets and the wind was
gusting up to 85 mph!

Lots of people lost power, including us.
However, about 20 minutes from us there was much worse damage.


There was flooding.


Buildings were damaged.



And lots of trees came down...













This poor person lost their car. I heard that one person was killed when a tree fell on their garage, but I've not heard of any other injuries.
We were blessed to have no damage other than losing our power.

18 comments:

Kayren said...

You know, we were supposed to get bad weather through here, but then we just got some rain and the bad winds and stuff never made it here. So glad you are okay!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That's terrible, Mari. It has been such a strange spring and summer. I'm glad you all missed the worst of it.

Sweet Tea said...

The storms have been just awful this year. Glad you are OK. Sure hope those who have severe damage are insured. Good that you were already at work when all that happened and not driving there at the time. God was surely with you.

A Stone Gatherer said...

WOW, I can't believe the damage!! I think Allendale had it someone easy! We never even lost power here. It's amazing how just a little distance makes a difference!

Connie said...

I have relatives in Holland where the storm really took its toll. I don't know where your pictures are from but there sure is a lot damage there too. We were okay.

Pat said...

No damage here, but neighboring cities were not as lucky. I was having lunch at Macy's when it went through so I didn't even know it was happening!

Raise Them Up said...

Wow! I'm glad you didn't have more damage. But it sounds like there are lots of folks who would appreciate our prayers!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Mari,We've been having that same awful weather-they call it the monsoon, apparently it happens every five years or so but I'm tired of it raining so heavily. Love my summer weather more. Feel bad for all those who have has a loss due to the flooding, hail and wind.
Hope it stops soon.

Penny said...

Oh my gosh!!! Glad y'all are okay!!!

Brooke said...

we got a pretty bad storm last night too, but thankfully just one downed tree is the only damage i saw on the drive to work (our house/yard is fine)

Sharon said...

Glad to hear that you are ok
We had a storm like that go through on Sunday night.We had lots of tree damage but some towns around us had a little more damage.
We had another one last night and this morning I had a tree across my road.
It has been one nasty spring and summer. I am a little leery about what winter is going to be.
Have a great day
Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Betty said...

How scary! That´s some big tress that were torn out. Looks almost like a tornado went through there. Glad you´re ok!

Tammy said...

Glad you are okay. This heat sure can conjure up some doozies!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Good grief! I'm so glad you're all right, Mari. My kids in Knoxville had a similar storm a few weeks ago, with much loss of property. So scary. We could sure do with a soaker rain but none's in sight. Stay safe!

Cherdecor said...

Michigan has really been having big storms this year! I didn't know about the storms but Ben flew to Grand Rapids Sunday then flew home yesterday. He must have left after it was over. Scary stuff!

Cherdecor said...

I want to know who one of your friends is who is from Armentieres,Nord-Pasde_Calais?
I may be related to them. Ha! Ha!

Justabeachkat said...

Wow! So glad you didn't get damage. We also had a storm during the night with heavy wind and rain, but nothing like that.

Hugs,
Kat

ancient one said...

We're suppose to get storms tonight... hope it is nothing like the one that came through where you are...Glad you got no damage!