Wednesday, September 17, 2008

um, WTF?

I'm not really sure how much news coverage this is getting elsewhere, but apparently Ohio was struck by hurricane Ike on Sunday. Now I'm no meteorologist but I'm not dumb either; I know that those monsters don't just disappear once they reach land, and I know we've had some pretty decent storms resulting from the remains of previous hurricanes. But great googley-moogley this was ridiculous.

I was at work when the windstorm started. Then foolish me decided after work would be a good time to go to WalMart to pick up a few things afterwards. I knew it was windy, but I had no idea just what was going down. The power was out at home when I got back at 7:30ish. Why?



That's why. Notice that it tore up both the sidewalk AND the street on its way down. I think at one point they said there were 700,000 people without power. Luckily I live right across the street (and on the same power grid) as a hospital so we got power back late Monday evening. Though sadly, the internet didn't return until today. My dear friend pegasaurus is still without power, and is expected to remain that way until the 21st. Not that I'm rubbing that in or anything...

more pictures of destruction (not the best lighting in this next one)


6 comments:

Julie said...

That is so weird to think that the storm would still have that much intensity. Glad you still have connection and electricity!

maylily18 said...

great googley-moogley. ha. i haven't heard that in a while!

Jenny said...

is that first tree from goodale park? i biked by today to take some pictures, but the clean up crews had arrived and dismantled the large trunks, so things look more or less normal now. glad to hear you have internet now.

Z said...

WOW - glad you're OK and power is back for you - that is some impressive tree-downing!

Maura said...

Wow! Some amazing damage. I was caught off guard by the amount of damage it did that far north, too. Glad you're OK!

pegasaurus said...

September 21. That would be when AEP said "let there be light" and then I had some lights & a garbage disposal. you should come over and eat chocolate delights, we'll turn the lights on.