I had not been so scared of a weather related event since I was in either Elementary school or Junior High, and a tornado warning went off while I was at home alone with my baby brother. I called my dad in Connecticut freaking out. I may be 26 now... but I had a similar reaction last night.
At 3:45 I woke up to the tornado sirens. I woke Jarrod up saying that we needed to go turn on the news. He didn't seem too interested. I turned on the news, watched the weather map with the bright red section with yellow circles right over where we lived. Just about then, Jarrod walked out into the living room holding our pup. The Emergency broadcast thing came on saying "Tornadic activity has been spotted and will be in Carrollton in the next five minutes." With perfect timing, our power went out as soon as that sentence was over. We looked out the window, and couldn't see anything but a bright green lit up sky. Jarrod said it was like a rock concert... couldn't see our yard, couldn't make anything out... just a blurry bright green flashing sky. I lost it. My stomach hurt so bad... we lit candles, got the mattress ready and within ten minutes or so the power was back on and the storm had passed.
The next morning when I was driving, this is what I saw:
This is the storage building at the end our street. A lot of the roof was ripped off
By the time I went back to the house and got the camera, they had semi picked up these power lines... but you get the idea
This picture didn't turn out great... but there was a whole line of trees along the street... all knocked down. The street was full of tree debris. There was also a bunch of clothes scattered in the street, I don't know how they got there... maybe a goodwill donation center or something?
This was the most shocking thing: The overturned trailor that landed on a car. This is at the same storage facility right at the end of our street.
There were a bunch of houses that had trees or fences knocked down... but it could have been a lot worse! Phoebe handled it way better than I did. I just hope that God gives me some supernatural ability to stay calm in that sort of situation when I have children...