enyalie: (Default)
Add MemoryShare This Entry
posted by [personal profile] enyalie at 07:57pm on 25/04/2009
So I'm having a quiet Saturday just me and the job listings, and I'm sitting at the computer when I notice that a huge bank of black clouds are heading my way... I go to the balcony doors to look out (cause storms are cool) and then there is this unreal wind that comes howling by the window, and as I'm watching a large piece of the roofing (and when I say large I mean bigger than a car)on the building next door flies off and sails down into the parking lot a minute or so later the wind stops and all I can see is debris swirling down from the sky. I went out on the balcony and according to one of my neighbors the damage was even worse on the other side of the building where a tornado ripped part of the roof off a couple of houses and an apartment building one block over! The whole thing lasted maybe 5 minutes and the power only flickered once, but wow that was a pretty impressive display ;-)

So I'm sitting here listening to the sirens of the many firetrucks that have responded to this, and thankful that I don't really keep anything on my balcony.

ETA: Apparently it wasn't a tornado but a micro burst, which can do the same type of damage as a tornado but is much smaller and shorter.

ETA2: There is an apartment building a block away that has half it's roof missing! The other half is kind of hanging half on and half off the building... it's a pretty impressive sight. Also I was driving around and I saw a couple of trees that have been ripped completely out of the ground.
Mood:: 'impressed' impressed
There are no comments on this entry. (Reply.)

July

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15 16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28 29
 
30
 
31