Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stormy night

This area of the coast was hit hard by severe thunderstorms last night. Some of them were reported to have produced tornadoes. This is the same weather system that ripped through downtown Atlanta. I had decided in the afternoon not to go out on the boat because of the likelihood of severe storms. In the evening, rain was coming down in sheets and there was a lot of lightening. The good thing is that the storms were moving through quickly so by about 10:30 PM they had moved offshore or to the northeast.

I watched the news until the electricity went out around 10:00 PM. It didn't come back on until around 11 AM this morning. It wasn't much of a problem, although when the electricity goes off the water does too since I have a well system.

Today is beautiful. It's sunny and clear and warm. There's a nice breeze coming through. It doesn't seem today like there was such violent weather last night.

After seeing the weather people report condition of the storm, I have to say that I thought they did a good job. They were trying to keep people apprised of where the storm was heading and what was going to occur.

I'm grateful today that:
  • I decided to stay on shore and wasn't in my sailboat when the winds came through
  • I don't live in a mobile home and am picking up belongings from wreckage
  • The National Weather Service and local news media provided information to tell people to get to safety
  • People who lost homes and belongings in the storm are getting help and are still alive.
  • No one was severely injured in this area because of the storms.
  • That I can say "This too shall pass" and know that it will.


  1. Wow..I'm glad you were not out in that!

  2. glad to hear you're safe and sound.

  3. We have been having a lot of severe weather here in the UK, well severe for us which probably is nothing compared to your storms.
    Its only very rarely we loose power though, up in Scotland and in the less populated parts of the UK they have more probs.
    I am on holiday next week for Easter and the forecaste looks cold, we were planning on camping locally in the woods for a couple of nights.
    Anyway glad to hear u r ok

  4. Glad you are okay. I have an aunt in Stone Mountain that the tornado thankfully missed. Scary stuff.


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