Anyway she got here Friday ,so Saturday morning We had planned to go to a street fair or festival but decided not after looking at the weather report.
2PM we were bored stiff not hardly any rain and a few windy spells.
I was considering going to check out a couple of Thrift stores. But then Carl called me in to watch a report on the storm.
around 2:30ish , We had been listening to reports and heard of something coming this way after hitting Carthage NC.
3:10 Carl hears a strange noise out our bedroom window . the lights went out about 3:15 , land phone too. The cells would not go through either the calls would drop mid call.
In about 10 minutes the sky got dark and then just cleared up . It was so weird ! So we waited at first to call to report the electric as usual and walked around the yard checking for dropped sticks from our old oaks .
At first we actually just laid down to rest a moment . I had told Mom we had not ever had the lights off for more than a couple of hours !
I went and found a battery radio and looked for a supply of candles , Just in case. We have gas to cook with so we felt set.
We could not find anything on the radio ? still did not realize what had happened when our neighbors came to tell us the news about an hour later . First report our Lowes Hardware was GONE.
Around an hour later I got these shots of SKY 5 from Raleigh.
|these were taken on April 16th right after the tornado .|
|I was sitting on a chair using my knees for a tri-pod at 80 zoom to get this.|
|They were over Industrial Drive then .|
|I believe this was Mr Cagle the owner of the "Cagle's furniture store" that has been here forever and is now GONE.|
If You click the pictures they should get bigger.
|I heard Mr Cagle was in there when it happened, |
Thank God he is okay ! Can you imagine being in there ?
|this was a factory|
|there is a park that way and a church|
Our Lowes Hardware got demolished .
Go here for a slide-show of pictures from Sanford Herald
A Horse Farm destroyed 10 horses killed
I went to Facebook this morning and saw where friends were praying for us . Folks checking as far as India and Canada .
Internet can bring You close . I am so thankful for my E-Friends.
We were truly blessed with no damage.
Our Town is Blessed with only loosing 2 lives out of this terrible storm.
Well it is time to close , thanks for stopping by.