Just to let you know, we are okay here. We had power restored yesterday. 3 days of terrible heat, no A/C and no water. But we are lucky. My son is still out of power and all the nearby towns.....just shut down. They are saying the 8th of July. We are on rural electric and that must have helped. I was ready to pack up and leave with the dogs in tow. Hubby work is open but that is 45 minutes away.
These storms were unreal. There was no warning. The sky was dark in the distance but not where the winds were. They are saying straight line winds with a bow effect. I was actually out of town checking on the moms. I ran across 4 lanes of road in the wind. Seriously thought I was in a tornado. Dust hitting my body and stinging. Signs flying and trees falling. My mom was in the car and had no clue. We drove to an area where there weren't trees. Surprised my car didn't end up like my neighbors. (This is my next door neighbor's car)
We have trees all over that were uprooted. Main streets still shut down with trees and wires still in the road. We had to drive out of town to get water and there still was no ice. Yesterday I had to drive 45 minutes for ice and then got home and had power.
We are lucky. The other picture is our yard. But we didn't have any damage. Lots of rotten food.
Even the cell phones were not working. Towers were down. I stayed at my Mom's the first night trying to check in on my husband's mom. (The moms live 2 hours away) The day after the storm, I found her seriously ill and not responding. She is in an apartment in a nursing home. I found a nurse and the squad was called. She is in the hospital still with renal failure and receiving blood transfusions. But she is stable.
But home I am, and glad to be cool. I don't like the heat and never had. I can only take so much heat. Yesterday was my breaking point and the power came on.....thank the Lord. It almost makes you feel guilty when others don't have it. I have invited anyone that wants to come over to do so.
So today I hope to stay put and hope that my headaches go away. They aren't too bad, just from all the heat, I'm sure. So thankful . It is just so sad when things like this happen and out of no where. So many stories.
My son and his family are in Ohio, here fromColorado, and we are hoping they can come sometime this week-end. My son was with me when I found my MIL in such bad shape. That helped alot. Then I stayed til Hubby could get to the hospital and his sister returning from the beach. So glad that I was there to get her to the hospital.
Okay rambling here.
Hope you are all okay. I know this was widespread. Going to try to catch up on some reading here today. Many ((((((HUGS)))))