Friday’s Fences – The Storm’s Aftermath

Last Thursday, the weather forecasters predicted the possibility of potentially severe late-afternoon storms.

But while the storms were still a good distance away, brief heavy winds hit our county.  We heard that our neighboring county, Surry, suffered worse damage than we did.

So the next day, Motor Man and I took a little trip to Surry.  This was the first damage we saw. Thankfully, it was out in a field and didn’t involve any structures.

tree top

The winds toppled this mobile home.

mobile home flipped

Then, within the town of Surry, there were many tree limbs down.

downed limbs and fence

And a tree uprooted in front of this beautiful old home, which didn’t appear to have any damage.

uprooted tree and house

Thankfully, there were no injuries, just some major clean-up.

Linking up to Friday’s Fences.

fridays fences

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18 responses to “Friday’s Fences – The Storm’s Aftermath

  1. Good thing that heavy wind missed you but isn’t it always so sad to see that kind of damage….huge old trees uprooted – ones that obviously graced the yards of some beautiful old homes for MANY years. Imagine having your whole house topple over!

    Pam

  2. I agree with Pam, it’s always heartbreaking to see such old trees uprooted. Even sadder is when an older home is damaged.
    We seem to be in a little bubble of safety here. The storm raged all around us. We had strong winds and rain for about 10 min. and it was all over….others in our area had wind damage and loss of power. We’re thankful this has happened several times lately!

  3. Summer storms can be so severe sometimes…glad no one was hurt

  4. We’re always thankful for safety and no damage, and that is was NOT SNOW!

  5. I don’t think Winter likes that change to Spring and behaves very badly! Sad about the trees and of course the mobile home.

  6. Oh my, that’s a shame they’ve lost that beautiful tree but good to hear no one was hurt. We’re having terrible weather in Southern Alberta. Thousands have been forced from their homes due to flooding rivers. Spring is not being kind.

  7. This year, the weather has acted up in so many places. I hate seeing sights like this, but it could have been worse. At least, part of the little white fence was strong enough to hold up.

  8. Oooooh! That was a bad storm. Glad no one was hurt! Sometimes nature is so awesome, especially when you see the aftermath

  9. oh, i’d hate to lose a big tree like that, but worse to have your home tipped!

  10. The weather certainly seems to be mean-spirited here lately. I’m thankful there wasn’t more devastation in that area.
    It’s a shame about the tree, but it’s a blessing the house looks to be in good order with hopefully minimal or no damage.
    That mobile home on it’s side is remarkable. I can’t imagine how hard a wind gust that would have been to do that.
    Wishing you & MM a pleasant weekend with calm weather. 🙂

  11. mollieandalfie

    Oh that is awful, we have really bizarre weather at the moment, strong winds, rain and the occasional bit of sun.. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  12. I was surprised when we rode through there Sunday .. It’s good nobody was hurt; these storms are so unpredictable ..

  13. Wow! I’m so glad no one was hurt. Isn’t Mother Nature strong? I’m always in awe of her! =^.^=

  14. It was a large strange storm — we had a lot of warnings up here about high winds and hail. Fortunately, it mostly fizzled out for us.

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Sorry to see the damage in Surry but so glad to see the people were saved. it was damage all around us but we fared pretty good.

  16. Surry did take a pretty good hit. Thankfully, no major damage.

  17. It looks awful. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

  18. Mechanics Wife

    WoW! I remember living in Missouri. We often got tornado warnings(sirens went off all the time!)but the worst we ever got there was golfball size hail! So glad no one was hurt!

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