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)