|On the night of 2/20, BEFORE the ice came, we had some beautiful SNOW.|
The temperatures stayed BELOW freezing during that entire 11 days. Because of that, anything we got with each storm stayed with us for the entire time... Finally, on 2/27 and 2/28, the temperatures got above freezing as the thaw began... After that --it's CLEAN-UP time (which will take us a LONG time).
I've talked about this terrible Ice Storm on 2/21 so much, but unless you are on Facebook (or unless I emailed you), you haven't seen the photos yet... I chose 20 pictures to share from this storm --and will divide them into two blog posts. Please click on the pictures for enlargements--if you 'really' want to see all of the damage.
|This was what we found when daylight came on 2/21... One to two inches of heavy ice was coating EVERYTHING. Tons of limbs/branches down and sticks EVERYWHERE!|
|This was our first view from our front porch... You can't tell but that was about 2 inches of solid ice on our driveway.|
We are so thankful that we paid big bucks several months ago to get all of the trees/limbs near our home trimmed/cut. We are thankful to God that we made that decision, because I'm sure we would have had house damage if we hadn't have done that.
|Limbs of all sizes --all over our yard|
|An up close and personal view of some of our ICE on the trees|
|This picture shows some of our front yard and the large Rose Bed|
|The flag pole kept standing --but OH--the poor flag!|
|Just another picture showing the damage|
|A delicious dinner by candlelight (2/21)|
|GROWING Icicles along our garage|
Well there are several things we know now that we didn't know during the storm. Yes, we were without power for 50 hours ---BUT there are many people in our area who were without power for over a week. AND---once we could get out and drive around the area, we were shocked at how much more damage most people had than us.. This area has experienced one of the worst storms it has had in many, many years. Even the Governor visited the area. Someone said that it was like a Cat. 2 Tornado--but much more wide-spread. YES---WE were lucky right here at our home!
Stay tuned for PART II of this storm.