Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Aftermath

Let's see. Our house had lost power by the time I got home, no doubt due to the high voltage lines snapping right about Plymell School. The school had some broken windows, as did Jeff's parent's across the road. David and Denise across the highway were fine, and had a fun time learning how our government works due to the panic over the complete non-emergency at the anhydrous plant across the road from their house. Mom was stuck at Plymell for a couple of hours in her car while they worked to get the power lines cleaned up. The Dairy was the hardest hit, losing an awful lot of tin from their awnings which proceeded to injure several cows and which left a debris field at least 5 miles long--I have a lot of tin in the field here on the home quarter. I heard that they had to shoot 30 cows last night.

Here is the most dramatic damage to our house. We also have a lot of cracked siding on the north side of the house.

We had quite a bit of hail.

Here is some hail I gathered after the hailstorm stopped. You have to remember that these stones had been getting rained on for about thirty minutes by the time I got them. They were originally much bigger. I saw several stones which must have been at least baseball sized.

And for the second year in a row, we managed to have a hail storm before I have remembered to call and buy hail insurance for the wheat. Here are a couple of shots from Thompson's... Dad figured about a thirty percent loss, but we will see.
Here is some of the Plymell dairy debris field on the northeast corner of the home quarter. Luckily our sprinkler was on the west side of the field.
Here is the view of Dean and Dick's sprinkler which is caddycorner to where the above picture was taken:

And here is Larry's sprinkler directly to our east:

Here is one of Boyd's sprinklers just about a quarter mile southwest of Frosty's house(about a mile northwest of our place):

Here is Frosty's sprinkler about 21/2 miles north of our place:
And here are some pictures from Heiman's place, 2 1/2 miles north.Same sprinkler, different angle:

Here is a shot looking north to the dairy. You can click on the picture to make it larger, but even so you can see all of the debris scattered everywhere:
Here is one of Johnny's sprinklers about 3/4 mile north of Plymell:

And here are a couple of shots from the Roach estates (I call it that because the land was developed by that infamous sailor, Admiral Roach) about 3 1/2 miles northwest of Plymell. There was at least one house there that was completely destroyed.

I should point out that we were also very fortunate to have our power back when we woke up this morning. Most of our neighbors are still without power. I am going to go get the paper now to find out about any injuries.

1 comment:

Roach Momma said...

I just received confirmation from Admiral Roach that said destroyed house is owned by his wife. It is insured. Crazy!