Scenes around my yard on Tuesday February 12, 2008; one of the worst winter storms to hit our region in more than a decade. The county where I live was actually declared in a “state of emergency” because of the massive number of power outages, road-blockages, & damage caused by falling trees & power lines.
Limbs from a tree in our back yard fell throughout the day & night blocking my truck under the carport. Luckily they missed both the garage & the house so the only damage to clean up will be the limbs themselves. I did have to drag a couple that fell over-night out of the way so that I could drive to work this morning.
Looking out across our neighbor’s back yards. You could literally stand on our patio & listen to the limbs falling around our neighborhood at a frightening rate. Every couple of minutes one close by would give-way & crash to the frozen ground below.
In contrast to the damage & devastation, the thick layer of ice & snow can be quite beautiful.
As I drove through town this morning on my way to work, it looks as though we were some of the lucky ones. All I had to deal with were a few limbs & an ice-rink of a driveway. Others in my community sustained major damage and many were without power & heat for over 24 hours. Please pray for those affected & for the emergency & utility workers that have to brave today’s weather so that we can get back to normal.