Our first out this morning it was cloudy but warm. As I sat here drinking coffee and typing on a list it started to get darker and I had to put the floor lamp in here to see. Pretty soon I heard the rain. I looked out and the wind just took off and the rain was falling hard.
It rained on an off most of the day sometimes just a drizzle and some times pouring down. The wind would pick up and then die down. Around 5:15 the wind really started to pick up. I looked out the window to the porch sided which is on the west and thought oh boy those slates are going to blow off soon. Then I heard this loud noise coming from the carport and as I turned around there went the slates they were ripped clean off braces and all. I went out and tied them together best I could to keep them from going airborne and possibly doing damage to my neighbors house. She came out to see what happened and I decided to tie it on the other end. She helped me and then we ran back in to our houses as the rain started pelting us good in another down pour. Around 6:10 out went the power for about 15min. When the power came back on I called the guy who installed the new awning and slates and told him what happened. He said what wind? I said it's blowing like crazy and raining like mad. He was not having any of this wind or rain at his place. When we hung up I called my daughter to see what was happening at her house and she said nothing. I know in this town it can be pouring across the street but to have this weather here and no weather anywhere else was really crazy.
Before I tied it down better
This is where it used to be. Nothing happened as you can see to my neighbors house
It is perfectly still out now of course. Kevin will stop by tomorrow to check out the damage.
Good Night All