Thursday, May 27, 2010


OK, today's post isn't funny. It is UNBELIEVABLE. Last night my small town was hit by what some are calling THREE TORNADO'S!!!!

Trees are down everywhere. They were pulled up by the roots. I had to work today, and it was quite entertaining sorting mail by flashlight. We had no power in the building (and its set up like a warehouse) It was a LONG DAY!!!

Here are some photos. Luckily our house was fine. We did have a tree at the end of our driveway that was dead. We cut it down a couple weeks ago and BOY AM I GLAD!!!

By CBS 3 Springfield News
Story Published: May 27, 2010 at 6:36 PM EDT

(Story Updated: May 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM EDT )
There was a state of emergency in Greenfield Thursday. 70mph winds from last night's storm literally ripped a giant tree up by its roots and sent it crashing down onto a house.

Across town, Richard Shortell woke up to find his car buried underneath downed branches and trees.

Shortell says "I've never seen a storm like this."

He's not the only one. Angela McCarthy and her family spent the day chain-sawing downed tree limbs that came crashing into their yard last night.

McCarthy says "The thunder started going, the lightning started going and then the wind gust really started going crazy. It was so hot we had all of our windows open. Any small trinkets near the windows and the curtains were flying and rain was coming in."

Thousands in the town remained without power Thursday and Greenfield officials say it may take until the weekend to restore it to every home. Today the town closed all public schools and asked everyone to stay indoors. It was hard to get around, fallen trees, downed power lines and utility poles blocked many roads.

Greenfield Deputy Fire Chief, Robert Strahan says "At the height of it we had 30 to 35 roads that were closed. As of right now the number is still around 25 to 30."

Resident's say it's the worst storm they've seen in years. Maybe, ever.

Shortell says "I'm not a weather person but I would say we must of have had some of tornado to twist the trees and just snap them off."

The Greenfield Fire Department says the only injury occurred when a tree fell onto a camper in a mobile home park. That person is said to be stable condition.


Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

OMGoodness!!! Thank goodness you are okay=0)

Be safe,

notesfromnadir said...

You're sure lucky to have a house that's still standing.
All the best,

katsrus said...

That's scarey. Glad you are alright. We had one on the other side of the field and it just misses are moblie home park. But; it tore up a lot of homes about 3 yrs ago. That was the first time I have ever seen a tornado for real~not on tv. And I was scared to death.

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