Tuesday, July 22, 2008

MONSOON!!!!

Monsoon season is upon us -- in full force. Last night we experienced one of the strongest ones I can remember. Monsoon rain and lightening mixed with a Monsoon microburst made me very happy I was safe inside my house.
Winds reached up to 60 miles per hour and we recieved about 2 inches of rain in the course of the storm. I was inside with the kids when I heard some loud crashes and banging. Once the storm had calmed a little, I went to survey the damage.

Our street became a river in only a matter of minutes. I walked across and in the deepest parts, my ankles were covered -- so that is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches.



Our porch swing was blown off its resting place -- the brick below -- and back against our wall. Some thoughtful neighbors were kind enought to place it right for us.

In spite of our effort to prevent this, our old tree just couldn't withstand the 60 mile per hour winds. Thankfully, this is all that broke off the tree and it missed the windows.
It could have been so much worse for us so, thankfully, this is all we had happen.

For more information on this storm, and to see more pictures, visit the local News sites... listed below.

2 comments:

threehappyhansens@yahoo.com said...

Oh My Gosh!!! It really could have been worse I guess, but that is pretty intense. I'm so glad you guys are all safe and sound.
I must say I do love a good monsoon storm....just without flying trees and swings!

threehappyhansens@yahoo.com said...

p.s. I love your layout!!! It's soooo cute! Very you!