Every summer it never fails. We have the worst storms ever. But this summer, this July in fact we had the worst storm that I can remember. It was so scary and awful. The perfect scene to any horror story. Have you ever woke up to howling winds, the punding of hail on your roof and the crack and rumble of lightning and thunder? Well that awful day in July I did, my family did. I woke up to all that and more.
It was crazy and totally unexpected. The night before the news weather man, Jim Luster, said that we would havbe some gentle summer rain with maybe a few rolls of thunder to lull us to sleep. I’m sorry Mr. Luster but you were wrong. It may have started out like that but it ended with a bang. Hearing the noise from this raging storm, I woke up and rushed outside to secure some things we had left out. My husband and I had dinner out on the porch and there was still place settings and a vase with flowers on the table. Quickly I dragged all those things into the foyer of our home. Then I grabbed our keys and rolled our windows up on our vehicles. Not too long after I closed the windows on our cars that a huge bolt of lightening hit the transformer at the end of our road and all of the power on the street went out. A black out. We didn’t even have a chance to prepare for it. Hopefully, it will not last for long.
Those sixty miles per hour winds did some amazing damage to my home and my neighbors’. My husband and I were blown away at the destruction that one storm left behind. Trees were split in half, some had fallen over. It look like a kid had a very bad day threw a tantrum then preceded to through and broke all of his crayons during his fit. There was debris strewn everywhere. As I walk into the back yard I noticed three of our elm trees were either fallen over or split. There were more grounded tree limbs and branches than I can count on my hands. As I glance around at my neighbors homes I could see that we were not alone. Everywhere, up and down the street it was the same picture over and over again. With the exception that some people had branches and trees going through or on top of their homes. Luckily we were spared that kind of destruction. Out house and cars were intact and more or less without any real damages. Just a couple of missing shingles from our roof that my husband said can easily repaint and replace.
That was one bad storm. That just took everyone by surprise. If only we had some type of warning we could have prepared for it. But that how life goes, doesn’t it? Anything can happen. As they say we plan and God plans. Now I am in search of a decent tree service. Hopefully we can find a one to come out in the next day or two and take care of those fallen and split trees in the back. I’m sure that they are all super busy after a storm like this. My neighbor, Patty, recommended Oklahoma City Tree Service to my husband. She said that they are fair, understanding, and great to work with. I’m going to give them a call and have them come out take care of our trees in the back. And whatever branches that are too large for my husband and I aren’t able to remove on our own. Time to get to cleaning up.