Yet ANOTHER Windstorm & Power Outage
We had another windstorm last night, and as far as hitting our house, it was definitely the biggest one yet. One of our neighbors down the road a ways recorded 86mph. gusts. Combining that with our soil being totally saturated from all the rain, once again trees started dropping like dominoes.
Although it's tempting to grab the camera and go take some pictures of the storm damage, I prefer to keep off the roads and stay out of the way of the emergency vehicles and power trucks.
These pictures were taken several hundred yards from my driveway. This garage was well sheltered, with fences on two sides, and the third side near the owner's house. The wind came OVER his house to pick up the garage and put it into the power lines. All of the legs were either solidly staked into the ground, or attached to concrete blocks. If you enlarge the pictures you can see the blocks still attached!
Just down the road a bit from where I took these pictures there was a good sized Douglas fir broken off about half way up. Tree limbs and bits of brush are all over the roads.
I'm getting kinda tired of these dang storms........