The worse storm this area has seen in many, many years
hit Friday night.
We lost power around 6 PM Friday and did not regain it
until today, Sunday, at 8 PM.
Hot, hot, hot!
We were fortunate in that no around here was hurt
and most of the property damage in Barnesville were trees.
Above is a photo of the root ball of an enormous tree
that fell smack dab INBETWEEN two homes
that share property lines with my sister-in-law.
(Thus the photo.)
However, neighboring Cambridge was not so lucky.
A hundred plus year old Presbyterian church is now
a pile of rubble.
Some warehouses suffered major damage,
buildings lost roofs, windows were blown out,
and cars were overturned.
Multiple sightings of a funnel cloud occurred
right before the folks took cover.
However, no one called it in to the weather center
and it was not tracked;
therefore, according to the head weather honchos
a tornado did not tear a line of destruction through Cambridge.
Try telling that to the folks who saw it coming at them!
My son, his kids, their mom, his girlfriend, my ex and his wife, etc.
are all fine.
My son and girlfriend were actually in Florida when it hit
and arrived home on Saturday.
His neighborhood and his dad's did not lose power,
although other parts of Cambridge did.
As of this morning's paper, only one person died
and that was west of Cambridge in a town called Chandersville.
A barn collapsed while a woman was still in it.
Her husband escaped.
People were shaken up
and some were mighty uncomfortable for a few days,
but it could have been so much worse.
Needless to say, I've been offline for most of three days.
But I will catch up soon.