This past Sunday blew me away, almost literally. What was leftover from Ike blew through the area yesterday for something we weren't used to here in the Midwest. Strong straight-line winds, which were reported to reach up 75 miles per hour by the local news affiliates, ripped through Kentucky and Indiana. As of this morning, it was reported that around 300,000 people are without power and it could be the end of the week before they get it back.
I experienced the wind first hand at home. I had just reached the office and was preparing to go work an Open House when Chasidy called and said I needed to come back home immediately because a tree just destroyed the house. While I'm talking on the phone with her, my neighbor is calling in on the other line. When I answer, all I can hear is wind blowing into the phone and my neighbor frantically telling me its on my carport.
Well, luckily no one was hurt and the damage really could have been much worse. The top of our tree in the backyard snapped and flew across the yard and landed on top of the carport. It was smashed, the electrical box was pulled off the house and part of the siding was ripped off. All things said, I think we are pretty lucky.
***Edit*** I forgot to mention that we were also lucky that there weren't any cars under the carport when this happened.
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