Wednesday, June 4, 2008

No Place for Sissies

Well, this is the tornado that "clocked" Kearney, Nebraska (100 miles from here) last Thursday.

Thanks to NOAA, and our weather scanner and our weather radio (boy, are we prepared - or what?) we have determined that we are in for another evening of dodging the weather, hopefully. We are located in about the middle of the little box extending from the Nebraska border. Just got back from picking up some electric fencing supplies for the sweet corn...but I told the cashier, that depending on tonight's storm, we may be bringing it all back for a refund. Hopefully not. There is supposed to be baseball sized hail and 70 mph winds, flash flooding...don't know where the water will go, the ground is so saturated.
There is an old lake that was dried up in Smith Center, and it is now overflowing the spillway/dam.

This is a friend's husband looking over the road washout, here in the county. Guess a farmer came upon it, there was a haybale in the way, he got out of his truck to check it out and good thing, cause he would have gone right in the wash. Whew.
Speaking of farmers, we also get to play farmers for a couple of days with the chickens and the horse across the road. So, yes, we are prepping for tonight's "event", could start by sundown, don't know, we are to be under a "flash flood" warning until...get this...Saturday. Hmmm.
I CAN swim if I have to.

5 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

Get yer helmits on too. Maybe a bubble wrap coat too. Boiling hot here and the wind is blowing your way at about 90% humidity.

Pattie said...

Thanks Mark! Well, I have a bicycle helmet, and bubble wrap to wrap my purchased paintings in, still have the full roll (ha)...and if it got any more humid, I would melt like the Wicked Witch of North Central Kansas...even with the AC on, I am drenched. Stay cool and safe. It's the season.

Susan Carlin said...

Wow. Amazing photos you posted. I'm crossing my fingers for you...

Pattie said...

Thurs. AM, Thanks, Susan. Whew, we made it through the night, but poor Nebraska! There is still a county up there on tornado alert this morning. Lots of tornados and really nasty weather there (we are just over the border from them).

Scrappy Kay said...

Pattie, glad you're safe so far and I hope the weather settles down!