Whew. That Was Close.

At the back door in my Thundershirt.

Stuart would have needed his Thundershirt last Thursday night, that’s for sure. Although it wasn’t a terribly long or loud storm, it did some incredible damage. And we missed it.

Technically, it wasn’t a tornado, though I don’t know why.

The devastation is still around us with people without power, without cars and without homes.Huge trees went through houses, crashed countless cars and mangled so many power lines.

Our power was restored on Saturday after two days of borrowing generators from nice neighbors.

For all the complaining we do about our City’s management (or mismanagement), our power company’s deep-profits-pockets but no underground power lines and our state’s transportation department, I have to give them all a round of applause.

Without them, we’d still be in the dark.

Thank you for your kind comments on Friday. (It’s really hard to post from a mobile phone!)

Who says there’s no global warming?

 

 

About The Scottie Chronicles

The Scottie Chronicles began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. He passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty canine cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 11 years old in March 2017. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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16 Responses to Whew. That Was Close.

  1. indyandlucy says:

    We know about that bad weather here in Oklahoma. Glad all is well.

  2. sue ellen says:

    Phew…glad y’all have power again ! And that you didn’t ‘blow-away’. Being in Orlando area we do get some real ‘boomers’ and fast downpours along with spectacular light shows. And as for the wind …wowzers ! In saying that we kinda do understand. We have not lost power though. In Alabama …yep, sure did ! Just happy to hear all is okay your way and that the ‘storms’ will be kinder to you in the future.

  3. nordhuesn says:

    We are thankful you were spared – Stuart was watching over his Peeps and his house. The photos are surreal and devastating. Although Mom does not watch much of the news anymore (too depressing), she did not hear of this storm being reported. Mother Nature sure has a lot to be angry about these days. Let’s hope this is it for the summer.

  4. theguster says:

    I looked at the pictures, the damage is unbelievable! Thank goodness you and your home were spared – and thank goodness for wonderful neighbors!

    McDuff & Mom

  5. lauramarec says:

    Yeah, we have a lot of freaky weather events that are attributed to Global Warming in Southern CA. On top of the 5th yr in a row of drought, we even had venomous sea snakes that only exist in much warmer ocean water, come onto our beaches.
    You sure did have a lot of damage! Wow, there are so many pics of the devastation in your area on the site you provided! We are so happy that your power is back on! We are having rolling blackouts of electricity, and our temps are 108 at the moment where we live in inland Orange County in So. CA. That is a record for this time of year! Too many people are using AC so there is not enough electricity to go around so we have to take turns going without any electricity! We also are limited on water since from Santa Barbara on to the South there was no rain with El Nino. The fires have started already. Fire season is year round now since the drought began. Fire season did not used to start till around October every year usually.
    We are happy you are safe and we hope the Storm leaves your area very soon!
    We remember the picture of Our Beloved Stu in his Thunder Shirt! Poor babies, they get so scared! They don’t know what is happening!
    It sure does look like your area was hit by a Tornando, if you ask me!
    We hope it’s over for good and you don’t have any more storms!
    Love,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  6. corkscot says:

    We have been dealing with weather issues too. Sidney has made nervous wrecks out of the two girls. They are now emulating his behavior. Some people still think that there is no issue with global warming. It is time for them to wake up.

  7. Kismet says:

    That would be devastating here right now. We’re doing 120F almost 50C and air conditioning is not a luxury.

  8. We are so glad you are ok! Xxxxxx Skyler

  9. Fozziemum says:

    Oh so much damage 😦 i am glad you were spared from this …the weather is mad..we are looking at all the weather worldwide and it’s crazy..:( stay safe my friend xx

  10. Oh noes. That is horrible! I hopes everyone is okay. At least here, it’s just the heat (DRY heat…yes, it makes a difference! just ask wimpy Ma! ☺) I’ll keep my paws crossed that there are no more storms in your hood
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥
    pees: Stuart sure could rock a Thundershirt!!!

  11. Rowena says:

    2 days w/o power makes our measly 6 hours look like peanuts (but it was romantic to bust out the candles). Our dachshund has a Thundershirt too although and we never go anywhere without it.

  12. Sounds like a really horrible storm and even if they didn’t label it a tornado, it sure ACTED like one! Hope it’s the last one you get………..

    Hugs, Sammy

  13. rjkeyedup says:

    Oh my my…. soooooo glad you are OK peeptress! Mommy has my thundershirt ready for July 4th… probably have to wear it July 1, 2, 3, & % it is so crazy with those big booms around here.
    Ozzy

  14. Yikes! We are glad that y’all didn’t have too much damage at your house! Those big storms are so scary! I, Edgar, don’t mind them much, but the 4th is coming up and I’m not looking forward to the fire crackers!

    Edgar and his mum

  15. That was an incredibly strong wind to do all that damage. I had to smile at the RIP Spider sign. Jack thanks Stu for his thunder shirt recommendation. ❤

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