Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stormy Weather

Yesterday was a storm day.  Every once in a while you need to have a storm day, however, this was a Stooorrrmmm Daaay.  A tornado touched down in Silverhill which is five to six miles (as the crow flies) from the Plantation. 

And rain?  I guess we got rain!  Our rig became an island with 2” to 4” of water surrounding it.  There was dry ground all around the rig, but the rest of the lawn became a pond.  The truck was sitting in the pond with about 3” of water inching up around her tires.

We packed up the katts in their travel crate, pulled in the slides, and headed for Ruth and Ron’s house arriving just before the rain began.  Randy and Terry, Jack and Jenny, and Ed and Madonna joined us for the Storm Party.  A special thanks to Ron and Ruth for opening up their home to us vagabonds for shelter.  After a couple of hours, we returned home, put out the slides, and hunkered down for the rest of the day.

We didn’t think to take any pictures, but there was water, water everywhere.  It was raining so hard at one point that as a dawg went running by the house he left a wake behind him.  The good news is that it only took a couple of hours for the water to subside once the rain stopped.

Thank God that no one was seriously hurt as several tornados touched down as the storm crossed Louisiana, Alabama and the Florida panhandle.  We here at the Plantation are all safe and sound and hope we don’t have to experience that kind of weather again anytime soon. 

Take Care Until Next Time - - - - - -  

1 comment:

  1. Happy to hear you guys are safe and that you had no storm damage. It looked pretty nasty on the news.

    Take Care of yourselves!!!