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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Aftermath

The oppressive heat is gone. A brief but powerful storm - perhaps another "microburst" such as we experienced on another June day (was it two or three years ago?) - hit last night around 9:30 PM. By the time I got home from bridge - a little past ten - the streets were littered with tree debris and the power was out. Sirens and flashing lights went on for another hour or so. Then all was quiet, and blissfully cool. I sat out on the deck for a while and enjoyed the peace and the darkness.

My little portable generator enabled me to plug things in at random: a reading light, a fan... The power on my block came back at about six a.m. Others, I'm hearing, will have to wait - possibly until Friday.

And here's what our town looks like this morning. The worst of it seems to be within a block or two of H and D's house, which came through unscathed.

1 Comments:

Blogger sukipoet said...

Amazing storm. great pictures. So glad you were unhurt. Be well, Suki

2:40 PM  

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