Missed Us By A Mile

The path of the monstrous tornado missed out place by one mile. We only lost a sheet of roofing of a goat house. One large tree blew down on power lines over the road that runs along our property, one wire broken. We lost power and water. Still had heat as we use gas. The water was resupplied the next day Saturday under boil water order.  Yesterday when they attempted the first time to restore power the line on the ground back the road caught our field on fire. Luckily I had been working at the shop where the fire was headed. The tractor was out and I jumped on it and back drug the edge of the fire with the loader which put the fire out.  My wife had called the fire department and they showed up quickly and put out the fire on the edge of the road and in the ditch. We were fortunate again. We still do not have internet but got power back last night. My wife and daughter went to the library and borrowed a hot spot thing and this will allow us to have internet for the two week loan period. The devastation to our area and the state where these tornadoes hit is almost unbelievable. The one tornado that just missed us started in Arkansas and after passing us went on to Bowling Green about a two hour drive from our home. The amount of destruction and loss of homes, will take a long long time to recoup from. I did go out for and hour and photograph this morning. By the time the sun came up I went home as the importance of taking pictures of the eagles seemed to lose importance to me right now.

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6 Responses to Missed Us By A Mile

  1. Gary J. says:

    Thank you for posting about your situation. Would sometimes hear a brief mention of your county, your county seat, LBL when watching TV news about this disaster. But there was not a lot of detail about your specific location, so I was hoping you would post about it soon. Can see you were not unscathed, untroubled, unbothered by these storms and tornadoes, but I hope you are are unharmed. I think one mile from the path of a tornado is still much closer than I would ever want to get. Be safe, be well.

    • Jim says:

      Gary J,
      Your Welcome. The destructive path of the tornadoes is incredible. In places looking like a giant weed eater swept across the area cutting down all in its almost mile wide path here. Closer than I ever want to get. Thank You. Be safe, be well to you too…

  2. NH Gardener says:

    I’ve been wondering how all of you were so I’m glad you’re able to post. That must have been a long night!
    Glad you got the fire out too. That was quick thinking by the sounds of it.
    We’ve all, the whole country, been watching the devastation and cleanup on the news each night and it is just heartbreaking to see this happen to anyone, anywhere. Somehow though, we always pick up the pieces and go on. I’m glad you were one of the lucky ones and I hope there will be plenty of help for those who weren’t so lucky.
    Take care.

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      It looks as if the response from all not affected and from around the country are helping and needs of those struck by the storm are getting the help they need. It will take time but the attitude is good here to move on and rebuild. Thank You…

  3. jerry says:

    Glad you and yours are doing good

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