Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Experiencing Ike...

This was the view from my second story bedroom window Monday morning.Who would have thought a hurricane would ever hit Ohio???Sunday evening we were at my brother's house for our Sunday evening family night when the winds began.I think we were prepared for a couple of rainy days from hurricane Ike,but who knew we would have winds gusting up to 75 mph???Three big trees fell over at his place,several trees snapped at my dad's house.Two branches fell from the tree in our front yard and one in the back.
A tree that is partway over the road just above our place.The road is closed because it leads to the tree in the next picture.The tree fell across power lines and thus,we are without power,as are lots of others.We've been without electric since Sunday evening.So you are wondering how I'm posting this...we do have a generator.Three years ago we had an ice storm and were without electric for several days,so we got a generator.It is a GREAT thing to have!!But we are ready for the electric to be on too...the gas is expensive to run it!!
Schools and several businesses were closed Monday..it was like having a snow day in Sept!Township roads were considered a level 3,meaning don't drive on them.Several roads were completely closed with trees across them.But we are very lucky because the weather has cooled down quite nicely.We can have windows open,it's not too hot,not too cold.There are still lots of generators running in town.There were 2 million power outages in Ohio.Today there was school and things are slowly getting back to normal...It's amazing what wind can do!!!Time to turn off the generator until morning.Good night!

3 comments:

Hummel Family said...

I heard about this and freaked out because my parents are with our kids at my house! AND WE HAVE NO GENERATOR! I can't believe our power came back on early Sunday morning. But sounds like you are still out! WOW!

We'll be home in a few days. Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

Are you guys still out? We just got ours back tonight (Thurs) around 6:00. Crazy! Thank goodness for a generator. Our street seems SO quiet tonight!

Hope you're having a good week otherwise. Let's get together soon!!

laura

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Ours just went on this evening.Soooo glad and yes,so much quieter!!Talk to you soon...