Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lovely Fall Storms

The month of October has been quite stormy, with high winds causing power outages about every other day! We celebrated 10/10/10 with a particularly bad storm, with sustained winds of around 80 mph. and gusts over 100 mph.! Anywhere else I think that would be considered a hurricane, but here it's just a fall storm, sightly windier than usual. Well, it caused lots of damage! Here are some bad pictures taken on the move:

A telephone pole that broke in half

One of the wire holding things that broke off a pole
and a landslide. Trees and wires were down everywhere, and a huge fish processing boat tore away from it's dock and ran aground. Our power was out for 21 hours. That wasn't bad considering they were saying it could be 2 or 3 days! We were warm and cozy and able to cook on our woodstove, so it was kind of fun! Our friends came over to get warm, and stayed the night, and we played a game of Catan by candlelight. The kids were quite used to the power being out by now, so they didn't really care.


Buffy said...

wowwwww!! coool pics rodent!!!! :) thanks for posting them!!

gladbooks said...

We get similar results with 30mph winds here!! It's strange. Different kinds of trees and buildings, I guess. Your pics make me miss the crazy Ketchikan weather a little!

sixwickerts said...

Ok, so I have you beat on blog updates......are you going to get back into the blogging game soon????

gpa john said...

Still waiting for an update.....!

David, Jenn, and Abby said...

Hi Caren! Saw your comment on our blog and I have to say I am very disappointed with your blogging as of late. Your last post was 4 months ago! Granted you have 4 children and are a busy lady, but lets see some pictures of those kids! :)