Just a quick update:
We have power again! Thank you Butler Rural Electric for being so fantastic! The town looks like a bomb hit it both in the little town we live in, Augusta and El Dorado KS. Most streets are blocked due to either massive tree damage and/or telephone and power lines down. Everything is somewhat jury rigged but we all have power thank goodness!
To give you an idea of the power of this storm, a car driving down the main stretch of El Dorado had it’s car hood ripped off and it blew through the windows of a donut shop it was passing. Lots of businesses have their signs blown out and our favorite Chinese food place had it’s roof top blown off and the underlying supports fell into the restaurant so needless to say they will be remodeling for awhile.
Scariest thing is this was NOT a tornado and we are seeing more and more of this type of hit-and-run storm that comes in with the leading edge having 80-120 MPH winds and vicious sideways prolific rain that is causing flash floods. Enough of this thank you very much!
We just double checked our place and other than a few blown off shingles we had no damage but everyone on each side of us sustained some damage to sheds and out buildings and one got lucky that all of his blown down trees missed his home, he just has a major cleanup to do.
Surprisingly our garden is still somewhat intact. Too much rain is making our snap pea plants look pretty bad and the broccoli and cauliflower plants are a bit battered but so far so good, we hope they will bounce back with some sunshine if we ever get any. :0)
I will start my Giveaways on Monday so hang in there with me and if all is right with the world and no future problems in the next few days we will be good to go and back with our scheduled fun.
Thank you for all of your comments and best wishes, thoughts and prayers as they are gratefully appreciated.
picture source Wichita Eagle