Wednesday, July 4, 2012

After the Storm

This is a view of my backyard and some damage from a storm that ripped through here Friday night. It was a deceptive event, fast moving and bringing very high winds but only a little bit of rain. Unlike Hurricane Irene last year, which knocked out power to a wide area, this one was worse. I've heard a couple of different estimates but it's a lot. I was without power for about 49 hours but some of my neighbors have yet to get their power restored five days later. A couple of them have given up the ghost in this oppressive heat and sought shelter with friends and family. It's amazing how mother nature can just whip through and shut you down. I am alternately annoyed and awed by that power.

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