Friday, April 29, 2011


What a week of insane and horrible weather for the eastern half of the US. WW has some photos and links to flooding in her area and the Dacks.

We are just wet and soggy here, (and I do mean wet...the garden is under water and the boss is having to fork feed out of the bag for the cows, because he can't get in with the skid steer) but there is flooding all over the rest of the state. They have even delayed the opening of the river because of high water and debris.

Liz's boyfriend drives truck down in the southern tier and he snapped the photo and emailed it to her. He actually had some others of worse stuff, but she deleted them. Thanks Jade for the photo.

The kids have good friends who live up near where the Frankfort tornado touched down. I guess they haven't been getting much sleep, with tornado warnings and watches. The other day we were under five watches and warnings at once, including tornado watch, severe thunderstorm warning and watch and flood warning and watch. Up here on the hill we are pretty good when it comes to flooding, but last year's Glen tornado started right here at home, right over Alan on the tractor....which was not so very comforting...

Here is a report of some survivors of the devastation in Alabama. The folks down there will be needing our prayers for a long time for sure. I don't know when the normal weather is going to show up this year...if it does....but it could come along any time now.


Cathy said...

I haven't been able to watch the coverage of this. It shakes me. Really.

We are so small.

And may I add: What a sh**y spring!

Hubby and I are struggling to maintain a 'sunny outlook'.

With the cold and rain and now his coughing-his-lungs-up virus - we've HAD IT.

Ahhhh . . .

rant over.

threecollie said...

Cathy, I watched several raw videos of the tornadoes and they were simply terrifying. I cannot imagine what it must have been like for the poor souls involved. There have been at least four incidents of small but damaging tornadoes in this region already this spring and for the first time we have discussed plans for keeping safe if one comes.
Poor Keith! We have been calling this the "Forever Cold" or maybe lifetime bronchitis. Alan and I were sick for six weeks, got better, now back down with it again. Spent my Sunday off in bed trying to get rid of it. Tell him to take care!