While I was at a meeting this afternoon, I heard a National Weather Service Warning about a tornado watch in the neighborhoods just south of mine. When I returned to my office, the sky was black and the wind was very still. On the way home, I ran into a couple down traffic signals, but other than that, the ride was uneventful. Until I got to my neighborhood. I was greeted with this:
I called my parents and my dad said his entire backyard was destroyed and they're without power. We've obviously got power. And fortunately, I had The Targo's car; so it's not buried under debris. I've just never seen anything like this close up before. Now, I realize it's not the devastation of a hurricane or a war zone, but it was a pretty stunning welcome home.
*EDIT FRIDAY 8/24* - I realized this was a better title. And also, we're totally fine. It looks like the people in our neighborhood are fine. The blocks around ours have downed powerlines and the trees look even worse. The bad part is that we're supposed to get more storms during much of the day and this evening.