Last night, a power storm plowed through Memphis. I watched the local weather report for over an hour, to track the pace of the storm till it came over my house.
At 10:46pm, a huge gust of wind blew through and the power went out. That was the onset of the storm. I was pretty worried as this storm was producing some really bad straight-lined winds. Sam was sleeping when the storm first hit but when the power went out, I called him over. He sleeps in a room with 4 glass windows and the last thing I want is for him to be in there in case the windows blow out.
It rained really hard for a good 20 minutes with the wind gusting up to 40mph+. I had our emergency candles and lamps out so just sat in the candle lit darkness and waited for the storm to blow past.
When it did, I knew that our power wasn’t going to come back on. I had plugged in our emergency phone to report the power outage as soon as it had gone out. After the storm, the phone line was dead. Apparently, the trees knocked out even the phone lines.
I fell asleep and woke up again around 2:20 as another powerful storm blew through. This one seemed even more powerful as the wind definitely did damage around the neighborhood.
Now it’s Wednesday and no power at the house. I drove down the street to take pics of the damage done to one of the utility poles my dad said got damage from the storm.
This is the pole right across the street from one of our fellow filipino neighbor’s house. I didn’t get it in the picture but one of the lines is lying on the road. Of course, no fool should touch the line!
This is worse than the large tree branch that fell on the other pole line that knocked out our power last week!
Is it me or are these thunderstorms getting more and more severe each year? I used to not have to worry about a thunderstorm, let alone it knocking out our power. Nowadays, the mere mention of a severe thunderstorm has me worried about the straight lined winds!
I’m typing this at the library on our netbook. I had to come by to charge my phone and the netbook. Just found out when I called home that our power has been restored! YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
I don’t know if we will have cable tv or internet but at least I can take a shower! Going home now!