Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tornadoes in February

Yesterday at around 2:30 Toby called me from work and said "You might want to turn on a news channel". So I did and they had tornado warnings all up and down Oklahoma. At that time the tornado touched down at Chuck E. Cheese and Target about 15 miles from here. It tore off one of the walls of Chuck E's and damaged Target and Hobby Lobby. Thomas was at school and the school was on lockdown, so I couldn't pick him up until about 4:00. The girls and I hid in the closet and waited for the storm to pass. These are some pictures I took with my cell phone after I thought the storm was gone.These clouds turned into the tornado that touche down less than a mile from here.This is the hail in the grass.Here is Abby holding the biggest piece of hail she could find.This morning we went looking for things to take pictures of. This is where the tornado touched down less than a mile from our house. They are repairing a few (like 8 or 10) telephone poles that were knocked across the road. This is in our neighborhood. It used to be a trampoline.
Lots of fences blown over.

If you can see it well enough, the first fence in this picture was torn up and thrown into the next yard behind.

If you would like to see more pictures there are many at . That is where you can find bigger hail pics and a great picture of all of the telephone poles across the street nearby.


Alyssa said...

Wow - you guys are all about the extreme weather these days! Houston would be so much more peaceful - nothing to worry about there, unless you run into anything named Katrina, Ike, Wilma, etc.

Dawn said...

Eesh!! Glad you guys are okay!

Zeke said...

I talked to mom about the tornado, and she told me that natural disasters keep following you (Toby) because it's God trying to smite you off the face of the Earth. Glad you're OK.

j. and a. jerman said...

Hey Amy, I found your site off FB :)

On the Tornado day - I ran to Kohl's I figured if a tornado hit my house I'd be dead. You should have seen the Walmart across the street. The parking lot was completely full. Weird day. Did Thomas do alright with the lock down?

We too have a blog.

Alyssa said...

Ok, so I noticed you took the time to change your background, but not to post a new blog? I like the new background, but what the public really wants is more blogging!