Saturday, May 9, 2009
The day Missouri blew away
"ollie here! We're recooping from da big storm dat hit us yesterday. It was very scary and dark and then the rain came! And then the wind came, and then the rain and the wind killed our lights for a whole day. It only lasted about a half hour but it did a lot of damage. Da biped went out and took pictures. Da storm covered about a 100 square mile section of Missouri. Our home is ok, and most of our trees survived, but a large part of our state is really hurting. One poor man died of a heart attack after being thrown from his house."
"Here's a picture of our neighbor's trees."
"Here's an old trailer which lost it's roof. Its about 20 miles from our home. It was really a miracle that more homes weren't hit. The people were lucky because they weren't home."
"here's another view of da trailer. A smaller tree fell on da front end."
"The news said it was a bunch of thunderstorms and not a tornado that came thru our area. He said that it was more like the kind of winds that come from a hurricane." "When the storm left us it got stronger and turned into several tornados."
"Here's a tree on our property. Mr. Squirrel is checking it out. We lost quite a few of our big oaks. Does anyone need any fire wood?" Our home sits right in da middle of our forest so we count ourselves very lucky that none of the trees that are close fell over."
"you can see how the wind twisted this tree off at the ground. It's about a half mile from our house. It's on da biped's other peice of property."
"Below is another tree that tipped over. It missed our neighbors house by about 20 feet."
"We're hoping dat all our Missouri cat friends homes are ok and dat there homes didn't blow away."