We had a terrible wind storm Friday night around 9:00 that took down many trees and left many without power. We were without electricity for about 3-1/2 ~ 4 hours. Inconvenient? Yes. But, I kept thinking about those people in flood areas and the people in Colorado who have lost their homes to the fires. No power for a few hours was nothing in comparison.
I took these photos on my way to church last evening. This is all in a short drive from my house. Just about every home has a pile of debris or some branches in their yard. Yesterday morning, I was driving around Roanoke and there were trees down EVERYWHERE ~ large old trees had snapped and branches were scattered about. The wind even ripped some of the siding off of our house. It was fierce. I cannot begin to imagine what kind of damage a tornado would do.
The temperature has been brutal for days. Much of the country is experiencing this heat and unfortunately along with the heat come storms. I sure hope July will be give us more comfortable temperatures.