Monday, August 29, 2011

IRENE................

The lights went out at 6:00 AM Saturday morning............. They have just come back on..........

It has been in the high nineties with no air conditioning............. We have not raked the yard of debris or dragged the fallen limbs to the front for removal.........

We have been having one great time after another........ Rain started at 3:00 PM on Friday afternoon soon to be followed by punishing wind...........

We got a call from the couple renting Lem's childhood home saying that they were living somewhere else because the house was damaged.............

The wind and rain was still pounding us but we tried to drive over there to ascertain the damage............ Too many trees and power lines down........ We gave up and came on home. Jason went all around the county to get there................. He called to say that the house was a total loss.

Sunday morning we were able to try once more...... and we finally got there........... and this is what we found.................

Lem and Wade will give you some idea of the size of the tree that fell on the house................









This would have been the front door and front bedroom..............





It cut the house in half from front to back................ and is now resting on the floor..........


Even the car was covered.............





The Sherman's had just gone to bed when the tree fell........... The blessing is that they were able to get out............

Now we are waiting for the realtor to call us about the fellow with a crane to move the tree.....

It will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings............





12 comments:

Karen said...

This is amazing. What a frightening experience!
I am so pleased everyone was able to get out.

LuAnn said...

I'm just glad everyone is ok. My husband was in NC on business and flew home just before they closed the airport. It's hard to imagine trees so huge being uprooted.

Barbara J said...

My goodness! Look at the size of the tree that was uprooted? Irene surely was fiery.

The good thing is, no one was hurt.

sunny said...

Oh No! I'm glad everyone got out okay. How is your new house?

onlymehere said...

I am so, so sorry about this. That tree is massive and it's a great blessing that the renters were able to get out of it okay. I'm very happy to that you're physically okay.

karenfae said...

so glad to hear your renters got out ok. Sorry the house is in ruins. As it is a rental I doubt it will be rebuilt?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Mary-Kay said...

Wow! I guess Irene was quite the storm. At least no one was hurt. That must have been terrifing for them.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Susan... WOW!!! That is one huge tree... I am so happy to hear that no one was hurt... "Mother Nature" surly can make a awful mess... Take care.. Hugs :)

Kathryn D. Duke said...

we saw the house yesterday and could not believe it...well remember them living there...
hope your new house if ok..??!!??!

no guild on Wednesday...

Jeanne said...

It's amazing how much damage a storm can bring. I'm glad no one was hurt.

Judy S. said...

What scary photos, Susan! So glad no one was hurt. How'd your new place fare? Good, I hope!

Teresa said...

OH my gosh, I am so sorry about the house. I still remember when Hurrican Hugo came through here in 1990 and how awful it was.

Seeing that tree, makes me grateful we had that large oak cut down this summer. Hurricane Katia, or something like that, is on the way.

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