Hi! About a week ago we had a HUGE storm, in Anchorage, Alaska! Up where I live it was recorded up to 100-130 mi. an hour winds and hurricane rain. They had just started working on our road and had closed it off (for a month!) so I had to take another road which is dark, narrow, windy, and scary during the day time let alone the night! I was working downtown in the Gallery that night and I found myself driving home in the dark, during a hurricane. Each time a wind gust pushed my car I wondered if I was going over! But the biggest problem was the poor visibility because the rain was so fierce! It was pounding so hard on my windshield and my wipers were full blast, and I could hardly see the narrow road! I remember thinking, I may go over the cliff and there is nothing I can do about it! I was pretty shaken up by the time I reached home and I sure was glad to be there! When I got out of my car I was literally shaking! Soon after (during the news), we lost power but got it back the next day. We were fortunate because most people around us lost their power for about a week. Many of our friends went without power for well over a week. We lost our TV and internet for five long days 🙂
It howled all night long and shook our house, and the next day I looked out my kitchen window and this is what I saw…….
This is a BIG thick, tall healthy tree that fell! That tree was right next to our bedroom, next to our heads! My first thought was “I hope it didn’t fall on the neighbor’s shed! We would be in big trouble” It didn’t. I went outside and took this photo showing how close it actually was to our house….
I had just recently watched the coverage of Hurricane Issac off Florida and New Orleans and I could now identify somewhat with those who go through hurricanes! I have an absolute love and fascination of the wind and of storms, but this one was just too close to home!