Sunday, June 08, 2008

No snow like Pauline ... but ...

TWISTER!!! ... well, we're pretty sure it was a twister, we live close to the beach and am thinking we are in the direct line of storms meeting from either side of Kapiti Island and making a twister - about 7yrs ago we had our front gate ripped off from a freak water twister.


I was at home with Josh last night when what I thought was a huge (as in OMG, that wind hit HARD) gust of wind bringing in the Southerly storm from the South Island hit. David came home and asked if I'd seen the front gate, it had been whipped backwards and broken it's post.

We got woken this morning by the boy next door knocking on our door to ask if we'd see our backyard!

Next door neighbour's tree uprooted ...

and landed on our garage -

and our outdoor furniture (one table broken) knocked around, AND our back fence blown right down -

We don't know for sure if it was a twister, but we're pretty certain it was - you can actually see the path it has travelled, our neighbours in front of the neigbours with the tree, didn't have any damage at all - it looks like it landed on the road in front of us, raced down the side of our house, and then turned and ran down the fence line, there are a few fences looking down that way that have been damaged.

Pretty scary stuff - I'm glad I didn't realise what it was when it actually hit!

11 comments:

Faith Ann said...

I missed your post last month... it's nice to see an update!! I haven't done much stitching over the last few months either. I've been pulled in other directions, but it's still nice to see what everyone is doing.

Wow. The thought of a twister is pretty scary. You're lucky that it didn't do significant damage to your home. Replacing your fence is certainly bad enough :(

Carla said...

SCARY STUFF indeed! Glad you all are okay.

Rowyn said...

Holy cow! Glad you're all OK.

MiPa said...

Wow! That definitely looks like the path of a twister. Glad you didn't have any worse damage. Take care!

Margaret said...

Oh yikes!!!!

OK OK I'll stop complaining about our heat.

Yggdrasil said...

Oh, my! And you slept through it all?!?
Glad there wasnt' more damage although this sure is plenty.

~Katla

Deb said...

Oh my gosh. You were lucky the tree didn't land on your house. Scary stuff.

Jackie said...

WOW! That's scary!! I'm glad there wasn't anymore damage...as if THAT isn't enough! LOL, and I'm glad you lived thru the immediate HORROR of it all!! ;)

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is scary, glad you and your family are okay.

~V said...

My gosh Lisa, what a mess!

Vicki said...

Hi Lisa...hope all is well with you. Just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog.