We let the girls outside to play while the rain was light.
After a supper of fried chicken, mac n cheese and salads, we got in our "comfy clothes" to wait out the storm. By this time the rain was heavy, the weather channel was continually on, and talk radio was on so we could keep on top of what was happening in our area.
I knew I wouldn't be sleeping that night, but the rest of family did attempt it. We put the little ones down to bed around 9:30 pm, wind whistling away, rain coming down..but with some cartoons on we were able to keep the younger one settled. They were all bunking together downstairs.
That pic was taken the next day from the deck. Praise God the tree fell in between the house and the pool narrowly missing everything, and did minimal damage.
After we checked it all out. Mom went back to bed. As did Ashley, Big Daddy and I were chillin downstairs, when the power flickered, and we thought oh no... We went out front to the porch were the sky was lighting up in green and purple hues, that would be multiple transformers blowing up.
Again God is sooo good, that thing teetered their all night and the whole rest of the next day and we NEVER lost power!!
After a long night of loud cracking, tornado warnings, and such the next morning during the eye was soo calm, a awesome breeze was blowing, I opened up the back sliders and just let the air in. Let all the dogs out the wandered around a little thrown off by the big tree. This was about 4am. It was just starting to get light. It was peaceful.
And that was just the beginning....that was a downed tree on a live line. Still not fixed yet. That should give you an idea of how bad this storm hit our state.
God was soo good to us.. Some of our neighbors did not fare as well. They was major flooding!!!