On Tv: Judge Judy (Nothing like a cranky judge to take your mind off of reality)
As some of my Twitter peeps already know we had some more than interesting weather travel through our area last night. Tornado warnings (yes, plural) were issued, tornadoes were sighted, tornadoes touched down and stayed on the ground for more than 20 miles through two towns.
Luckily, the worst of it just missed us. The town where some of my family lives was not so lucky. The tornado, as tornadoes go, was a relatively small one. An EF2 on a scale that goes up to EF5. However, even this "small" tornado did an amazing amount of damage. Here are a few pics we managed to snap this morning.
Keep in mind that we were not able to get anywhere near the areas of severe damage - these were just the neighborhoods/areas with "minor" tornado damage.
Here's a shot of some healthy trees that were knocked over and some were completely uprooted.
The classic tornado shot - a piece of a nearby metal silo rammed through a power pole.
A stop sign in a corn field. We have no idea where the sign came from. The nearest corners still had theirs (bent, but still intact).
And finally, a brand new barn building...thankfully the house escaped any major damage. Unfortunately, my aunt's family farm wasn't quite so lucky.