Monday, December 5, 2011

The aftermath

The wind storm last night wasn't too bad, but the one the day before was pretty nasty.

We were without power and I was so thankful that we had 2 fire places to put to use cause we were freezing!

We had minor damage to our place....some roof damage was the biggest thing.

So today I decided to venture out since I really needed to run some errands. Just on the street that leads to the freeway I saw trees down everywhere. And lots of signs were destroyed.

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To give you an idea of how many trees were blown down here are some facts that were in our city's newsletter:

*Our County declared a state of emergency on the 4th.
*Several thousand truck loads of debris and green waste were taken to dumping sites.
*In one day, the sewer facility received the amount of green waste normally produced in 2-3 YEARS.
* The work done by the volunteers in the neighborhoods would have taken the city crews until next spring to accomplish.
*216 Stop and Yield signs were replaced or repaired.
* The line of cars to the landfill was miles long.


Yeah. It was quite the storm.

Quite the adventure of trying to entertain kids without any power on.


3 comments:

Shauna Haymond said...

Whoa. That is amazing. Glad you guys had minimal damage.

Kimberly said...

Sounds like hurricane-type damage. Glad you guys were safe.

Carolyn (Dragon) said...

Glad you had a fireplace to keep those kids And you warm!