Last Tuesday at 4 am I woke up to howling wind and the house rocking. It got stronger by the minute. John woke up a minute or so after me and turned on the TV. The radar showed the storm cell right over our town...reds and blacks all in it... indicating really bad hail and rotation....then we saw tornado warning for our town! Great....our company was down stairs sleeping and we had to go wake them up to take shelter after they drove 18 hours to get here.
So I run down stairs and the wind was SO loud....I banged on David's door to get up and get in the closet....tornado!! David said, Seriously?? John yelled out YES! Seriously!!
Then the power went out!
I got on my phone to see the radar....it still said tornado warning. So we stayed in the closets until it was all cleared.
We did have some damage.
This is my front porch. John had already picked up the rocking chairs...one of them knocked out the white pole (left of picture) but he was able to fix that. The wind sucked my plant right out of the pot!
We had soffitt damage and on the other side of the house minor siding damage. We had a tree snap as well.
Our neighbors across the street had a huge tree fall on top of their house.
The news had said that the worse damage was between hwys 31 & 38.....we are 2 miles from each of those. No one ever confirmed it was a tornado. We believe it was a F-1....we have never been that scared during a storm before. It sounded so different.
We were without electricity for 14 1/2 hours!!!