Sunday, August 27, 2023

4 Minutes

Whilst away, Cleveburg had storms. Two of them. 

Ironically, what would seem the worst one - the second one - would do less damage than the first. At least at our house. 

The second one brought at EF-1 tornado about two miles from our house. Yes, it was the lowest of the F status, but I don't want to encounter that. I think the worse part of it, was that it happened at midnight-ish. The thing you couldn't see.

Actually, northern Ohio had nine touch down that day. I don't think we have nine in a decade, so yes.......climate change, I'm guessing. 

"Ours" was 150 yards wide and roared at 110 mph. It stayed on the ground for four minutes. 

It would knock out power to three-quarters of a million people. We were spared, and not just because we were in another state. We came home to no real damage, no flooding, and electricity. 

The first storm the day before, was just a violent thunderstorm, but it would cause as much damage in our 'hood as the tornado would - mostly in the shape of downed trees, limbs and flooding. 

We have four trees in our front yard. Mature ones. Technically we have six. Those other two were replacements from a microburst four years ago. 

As you can see, we lost sizeable "branches" (read: tops of the trees). The arborist said we might have to lose three of them. Maybe all of them. 

More importantly, no one was hurt when they fell. It's the big take away.  

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Travel said...

It has been an active storm season.

James Dwight Williamson said...

Would be a shame

Ur-spo said...

I love thunderstorms but I forget they can cause serious damage.
It is sad to lose the old trees this way.

Old Lurker said...

I keep forgetting that you live in a mansion.

Poor trees. I don't like them having to come down.