A wee bit of verbiage to explain today's photos, which are only taken with my iPhone. Monday night, the Annapolis Valley was lambasted by a storm worthy of hurricane status. Many of us, including our house, are still without power, due to huge numbers of uprooted and broken trees and downed power lines. We're safe and just waiting for the power to be restored, 40 hours later...others sustained damage from tractor trailers blown off roads to buildings collapsed.
Nova Scotia Power has some explaining to do. Seriously.
My heavens, Jodi. I'm glad that you and yours are safe, albeit probably a little chilly. Take care of yourselves.ReplyDelete
These photos show a terrifying reality and I am happy you and your home are safe. By the way, you and I share 3 bad habits, books, cats and plants. Though really, these are GOOD habits. LOLReplyDelete
If you visit my blog today you will see my photos of a statue of a surfer with a Santa hat on. Kind of a change of pace for you.
Holy crap! I'm glad you're ok O_O We had some very strong winds here in NC the last couple of days, but nothing like that...ReplyDelete
Thanks, everyone. To add more to the story: Winds in excess of 110 kph were frequent, and over 140 kph were reported in a few locales. It was like Hurricane Juan back in 2001, only here in the Valley this time. We are fine at our house, because we have wood heat, a propane cookstove, and the use of generators to keep the freezer freezing and the sump pump pumping in the basement, etc. No damage to trees or house at home. We're a little grubby (cleaning with moist towellettes just isn't the same thing...) and tired but otherwise just fine.ReplyDelete
However, I'm going to battle with Nova Scotia Power for not keeping our power grid maintained. For not keeping trees near power lines trimmed consistently. For a government that isn't doing its job, including Emergency Measures Organization lackidaisicalness. People like my family who live in very rural locales know to be prepared for occasional outages...but there have been pretty much daily outages across the province lately, and when you are an apartment dweller in a town with no backup power or heating, that is just not good. So it's time for me to make a fuss. Politely, but firmly. Of course.
Oh, Jodi! How frightening this storm must have been. What a force. So glad you are OK and do so hope your power is restored by now. Take Care. Warm Hugs. CarolReplyDelete
Until I opened the Herald this morning, I knew nothing of this and I don't live under a rock, but yes, on the other side of Nova Scotia. We didn't have this Jodi and I am so glad we didn't but oh my, we are glad you are safe. Thanks for the photos and I do hope N.S. Power gets a "good talkin' to!". Was this even forecast? Wind yes but that kind of wind?ReplyDelete
good grief Jodi so pleased you are alright, I hope no one was hurt, I can imagine it as we get gale force winds here, I suppose the good thing about there not being many trees here is they can't be blown over, like you I have secondary heating, cooking and lighting due to power cuts, I hope you get your power back soon, FrancesReplyDelete
Wow! that must be a mighty powerful storm which blew away that trailor like a toy lorry! And so much damage! Luckily you are safe.ReplyDelete
I hope the power returns soon. So good that you are relatively self sufficient at your house. Photos of huge uprooted trees certainly gets the picture across!ReplyDelete
Oh my! We knew it was bad because we were watching from Florida. But so glad you and your family are fine.ReplyDelete
Glad you were safe. That is why I would rather have a hurricane. At least you can evacuate. I am sure you didn't have much warning. Hopefully, your power is back on now. We were without power for 13 days in Ike.ReplyDelete
Scary! Glad you are alright there. It seems like there's been so much harsh weather in a lot of places lately. Several years ago we had a bad windstorm that knocked out power for days, I've noticed that our utility company has been much better since then trimming branches, etc to hopefully prevent it from being that bad again.ReplyDelete
That was a powerful storm Jodi~So glad you are okay. Good luck dealing with those bureaucrats~gailReplyDelete
Oh my! What strange weather for this time of the year. I am so glad you are alright Jodi.The strength of wind can be so frightening. Those people are so lucky that tree fell that way instead of on the house. But those poor people that lost there home. How terrible. Take care.ReplyDelete
Sheesh, Jodi, I'm glad you're okay. Wind can be very scary. A rare Oregon tornado hit a nearby town yesterday. In fact that last shot looks like the ones I've been seeing on the news. Take care.ReplyDelete
Yoiks! Is that what you call an off road vehicle??ReplyDelete
In the north of our country we too had an unseasonal hurricane on top of all the flooding.
It was a powerful storm for sure. I saw pictures on FB of the United Church campgrounds in Berwick where I go every summer. So many huge hemlocks down and so many cabins damaged. It reduced me to tears!ReplyDelete
(PS - When you speak to NS Power, ask them what they're doing with the money from all the increases in rates.)
I am so glad to hear you are ok despite not having electricity. I hope your indoor plants don't suffer. Take care.ReplyDelete
Oh so you get these strong typhoons too. We have lots of them and they seem to be getting stronger these days. Here they are accompanied also by strong rains which makes floods destroying those in lowlands and our food suppplies. Sometimes landslides also accompany them in steep areas which isolates places at times. It's good you are safe Jodi and nothing in your property destroyed. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Goodness! Those are very frightening photos, I feel for the people who didn't make out as well.ReplyDelete