Here is my video I shot first. I uploaded it to youtube.
[Filming from my garage -- nobody try this, shouldn't have filmed]
[Toward middle of video the storm raised hell ]
Hey guys, I'm devastated again, garden took a total hit from this tornadic thunderstorm. Wind gusts were easily in the 85+mph range. I'm just lucky nobody was hurt, however part of a guy's roof blew off his garage 2 streets down. Branches and tree's down everywhere. No travel was advised, since power lines were down all over. Street was flooded near us, traffic was so backed up. As that is one of the roads that leads to I-90. After the storm I could hear chainsaws, roads were blocked by downed tree's. Some house near us got struck by lighting and started on fire. Worst thing yet, there is more coming! I don't know how we can take another one like that. My bro was over today, man he couldn't believe it. Man, what a rough season....
It dumped around 3.5 inches of rain in roughly 40 mins.
About the garden though, the tomatoes stems are cracked in various places. The wind would have taken the the cages but the tomatoes are big enough to hold them down. The leeks got leveled. Beans took a huge shot. I'm lucky with a few things though, the kale and all the cabbage and brassica things are fine believe it or not! I'm not sure what is going to make it and what is not, we shall see. . All that hardwork and then we get storms like this, 4 big storms 1 other just as bad as this one.
House struck by lighting 1 mile from us...
that was a trampoline in the neighbors backyard, it is now tangled in the front yard.
More storm photos: https://keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=101768
I've never seen anything so bad for a loong time...oh wait the last storm like this was a week ago?