Monday, May 12, 2008
I live on a rural island. It's a beautiful place to live with lots of old live oak trees. Last night, a tornado ripped through a part of the island and left a swath of destruction that is nothing like I've seen. I was on the island during Hurricane Hugo but the tornado appeared to be much more destructive.
Granted, it only touched down in a confined area but where it did touch down, there isn't much left standing. Oaks, pines, gum trees, fences were toppled. Some houses are completely hidden by the downed trees. Luckily, no one was hurt.
We were fortunate to have escaped the path of the tornado. I guess one never knows what forces of nature are going to change the landscape. Hopefully, power will be restored soon to those without it. And the debris will be cleared away. It's hard to take the loss of those big old trees though.